VerstappenThe two-time world champion began the new season as he had finished the previous one, at the top, and was faster than the Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jr, second with Ferrari, and the Thai Alex Albon, third with Williamsas detailed by the DPA news agency.
The Dutchman registered a time of 1:32.959, almost three tenths better than Sainz’s (1:33.253), while the Thai Alexander Albon (Williams) achieved the third fastest time with 1:33.671.
Today’s session was “a test bench” and allowed to see all the weapons of the teams for next March 5 in Bahrain, where the first race of the 2023 season will take place on the circuit known as Shakir, with an extension of 5,412 kilometers and 15 curves.
The top five placed in today’s competition were completed with Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo) and George Russell (Mercedes), while further back were Nico Hulkenberg (Haas), Felipe Drugovich (Aston Martin), Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri), Pierre Gasly (Alpine) and Oscar Piastri (McLaren).in the top 10 locations.
It is worth noting that this afternoon in Bahrain the second session will take place, in which the participation of Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris with Verstappenwho will continue behind the wheel of Red Bull.
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