The man from Madrid overtook Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, who closes Friday with a good performance and will be the firm candidate for pole on which Ferrari will bet. Alonso, as in the first free practice sessions, behind Ocon.
Ferrari has closed Friday with a plenary session, but if in the morning it was charles leclerc in the afternoon it was Carlos Sainz the one who took the best time of the session. In between, the leader and great favorite to win on Sunday despite the penalty he carries (like so many others). Max Verstappen and Red Bull have no fear.
The session was reasonably quiet, but not as calm as in the morning. Mike Schumacher He caused a red flag in the middle of the session due to a breakdown in his Haas, but without major consequences.
It was not the only problem. Many drivers overbraked, one of the critical aspects of this race. Numerous pilots sneaked in, like Sergio Pérez, Sebastian Vettel or Carlos Sainz himself in the final stretch of the session.
Beyond these incidents, Lewis Hamilton He took a step back compared to what was seen in the morning and marked a concise 7th place, with the Alpine just behind. As happened in the morning, among the blue cars there were only a few thousandths, with Stephen Ocon 8th and Fernando Alonso in an acceptable 9th. of not being lando norris in fourth place, the blue cars would have been in their natural position just behind the three leading teams.
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Little or nothing will be able to celebrate in Ferrari, given that they still have to confirm the good feelings with which, undeniably, they finished on Friday. The pressure is on Leclerc: not only a pole position is at stake, but also his prestige.
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