Under a blazing sun and extremely high temperatures, charles leclerc Y Carlos Sainz They were the first dominators of the Spanish GP weekend. The Monegasque surpassed the Madrilenian by less than a tenth, with Max Verstappen lagging behind but without showing much less its full potential.
These first free practices served for all the teams to show on the track the many technical innovations they have brought. A priori, the ones that work best seem to be those of Ferrari, although all the teams without exception have released different parts.
To a large extent, this explains why some pilots took a long time to start shooting, in the case of the Aston-Martin (which smell like Red Bull that they throw back) that took a long time to start rolling.
Fernando Alonso, by far the most cheered by the fans who endured under the sun of justice of Montmeló, marked an excellent 5th time that excites. After some minor problems with the medium tyres, he tried the soft ones for a lap that allowed him to fulfill that constitutional position, although later it ended up being the focus of controversy: he hindered Lewis Hamilton and was investigated.
As for the testers who rolled, discreet: the best was Robert Kubica 13th with the Alfa Romeo, with Nick deVries 18th with the Williams and Juri Vips last with Red Bull. None of the three sought to ride fast, but to comply with a development program that is what they are for.
Free Time Table 1 Spanish Grand Prix