Valtteri Bottas and Mercedes Festival in Sochi

The Nordic led the two training sessions and in both he was escorted by Lewis Hamilton, his teammate.

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The team Mercedes de F1 dominated with authority the first day of free practice of the Russian Grand Prix with the finnish Valtteri Bottas ahead of english Lewis Hamilton, while the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull) He has changed the engine and will start at the end of the grid on Sunday.

The Black Arrows squad is the historical dominator in the Sochi circuit, where it has always won in the seven previous editions of the event, and this Friday it continued its good feelings in the search for the eighth consecutive victory on the shores of the Black Sea, both for his good performance and for Verstappen's sanction.

Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton
Photo: Steve Etherington.

With the sun shining without a single cloud, before the rain that is expected to fall for the rest of the weekend, Bottas, double winner in Russia (2017 and 2020), was the fastest in both heats and in both he had as an escort to Hamilton.

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For his part, Verstappen finished third in the first free test and finished sixth in the second, aware of the difficult weekend ahead. The World Cup leader arrived in Sochi with a three-place penalty and, like Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), will start at the tail of the grid after changing the power unit of his car.

In this way, Verstappen is obliged to a great comeback on Sunday if he does not want the first place of the classification to return to the hands of Hamilton, whom he leads by five points after both collided with each other and will leave in the last test in Italy. .

TRAINING 2 | GRAND PRIZE OF RUSSIA 2022

pos. No. pilot auto tiempo diff. laps.
1 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1:33.593 19
2 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:33.637 +0.044s 22
3 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 1:33.845 +0.252s 22
4 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 1:34.154 +0.561s 17
5 31 Esteban Or with ALPINE RENAULT 1:34.402 +0.809s 23
6 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:34.621 +1.028s 20
7 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 1:34.678 +1.085s 22
8 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 1:34.762 +1.169s 21
9 5 Sebastian Hag ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 1:34.837 +1.244s 22
10 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 1:34.925 +1.332s 24
11 11 Sergio Pérez RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:34.938 +1.345s 22
12 7 Whom Raikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1:35.052 +1.459s 23
13 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:35.094 +1.501s 19
14 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1:35.178 +1.585s 14
15 18 Throw Stroll ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 1:35.334 +1.741s 21
16 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:35.411 +1.818s 19
17 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 1:35.630 +2.037s 12
18 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI HONDA 1:35.954 +2.361s 23
19 9 Nikita Mazepin HAAS FERRARI 1:36.099 +2.506s 19
20 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 1:36.230 +2.637s 20

TRAINING 1 | GRAND PRIZE OF RUSSIA 2022

POS. No. PILOT CAR WEATHER DIF. VTAS.
1 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1:34.427 25
2 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:34.638 +0.211s 23
3 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:34.654 +0.227s 13
4 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 1:35.117 +0.690s 22
5 5 Sebastian Hag ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 1:35.781 +1.354s 23
6 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI HONDA 1:35.794 +1.367s 24
7 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 1:35.811 +1.384s 25
8 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 1:35.959 +1.532s 24
9 11 Sergio Pérez RED BULL RACING HONDA 1:36.188 +1.761s 22
10 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 1:36.225 +1.798s 21
11 31 Esteban Or with ALPINE RENAULT 1:36.236 +1.809s 25
12 18 Throw Stroll ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 1:36.522 +2.095s 21
13 99 Antonio Giovinazzi ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1:36.795 +2.368s 23
14 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 1:36.877 +2.450s 23
15 7 Whom Raikkönen ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1:36.952 +2.525s 20
16 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI HONDA 1:37.794 +3.367s 26
17 63 George Russell WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:38.013 +3.586s 23
18 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:38.155 +3.728s 21
19 9 Nikita Mazepin HAAS FERRARI 1:38.586 +4.159s 22
20 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 1:38.977 +4.550s 23

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