Verstappen tops the first Formula 1 test in Abu Dhabi

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Posted on: Friday, December 10, 2021 – 1:45 pm | Last update: Friday, December 10, 2021 – 1:45 PM

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen achieved the best time on Friday in the first free practice of the Grand Prix scheduled in Abu Dhabi, tomorrow, Sunday, at the conclusion of the Formula One World Championship, more than 0.3 seconds ahead of British champion Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes’ driver.

Verstappen achieved the best lap time on the “Yas Marina” track, which is 5,281 meters long, recording one minute 25.009 seconds.

Hamilton finished third, 0.346 seconds behind Verstappen, while his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was second, 0.196 seconds behind Verstappen.

The second free practice of the Formula 1 race will be held in Abu Dhabi later on Friday, while the official qualifying trials will be held on Saturday to determine the drivers’ starting positions in the race.

Verstappen and Hamilton share the lead in the drivers’ standings in the world championship after 212 races, knowing that Verstappen is ahead of Hamilton by one victory.

Hamilton is looking forward to claiming his eighth world title in Formula One, while Verstappen hopes to win the world title for the first time in his career, which will be the first title for Red Bull since 2013.

It should be noted that Hamilton has won the Abu Dhabi race five times, while Verstappen won it last season.

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