Free practice 3 of F1 of the French GP Update narrativeView full narrative Welcome to the minute by minute of the last free practice session of th
Free practice 3 of F1 of the French GP
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Welcome to the minute by minute of the last free practice session of the French Grand Prix! Just 60 more minutes of testing and then the real fire at the Paul Ricard. All to be decided yet, although it seems that, again, there is a team that stands out above the others. Ferrari has managed to be first in both free practice 1 and free practice 2. In fact, the first row this Friday had three proper names: Carlos Sainz, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc. They seem to be the strongest this weekend.
Although Sainz will have to serve at least one ten post penalty for changing various elements in the power unit. This Saturday, from the classification, his particular comeback. You know you can’t afford to lose any more points. And even will release new clutchto start climbing positions from the start. In any case, in these last training sessions there are still things to prove. It will be necessary to see, that yes, if finally it will change all the engine and they will go out to the grill bottom. It seems that Ferrari wants to wait until the end to give its official decision.
Checo Pérez, in his Red Bull, has not yet managed to stand out. Not at least in the Friday session. Just the opposite of the Mercedes. They are back, or so it seems. They have established themselves in third place in the Builders World Cup and it seems that they are beginning to show it on the track as well.
Those who have had a more than discreet Friday have been the Alpine. We will have to wait to see if it is a real pace or if they simply went with a higher gasoline load and it was a previously discussed strategy. But they have not shone as they used to do in the first free sessions.