07.12.2021

Valtteri Bottas fastest in F1 Mexican GP first practice

Mercedes dominated first practice ahead of this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas quickest ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton can win his fourth world championship with a fifth place at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit but was over four tenths of a second off the pace during the Friday morning running.

Sebastian Vettel is the only driver who can deny Hamilton the title but was only fifth fastest for Ferrari behind Red Bull duo Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.

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Valtteri Bottas was fastest for Mercedes during first practice for the Mexican Grand Prix

Bottas was over four tenths of a second quicker than Lewis Hamilton during first practice

Bottas was over four tenths of a second quicker than Lewis Hamilton during first practice

MEXICAN GP FIRST PRACTICE

1. Bottas (Fin) Mercedes 1:17.824

2. Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes 1:18.290

3. Verstappen (Hol) Red Bull 1:18.395

4. Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 1:18.421

5. Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:18.586

6. Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:19.008

7. Perez (Mex) Force India 1:19.240

8. Alonso (Spa) McLaren 1:19.346

9. Massa (Bra) Williams 1:19.443

10. Huelkenberg (Ger) Renault 1:19.552

11. Sainz (Spa) Renault 1:19.554

12. Stroll (Can) Williams 1:19.772

13. Magnussen (Den) Haas 1:20.644

14. Wehrlein (Ger) Sauber 1:20.971

15. Giovinazzi (Ita) Haas 1:21.269

16. Leclerc (Mon) Sauber 1:21.446

17. Gelael (Ind) Toro Rosso 1:21.639

18. Hartley (Nzl) Toro Rosso 1:21.747

19. Celis (Mex) Force India 1:22.342

20. Vandoorne (Be) McLaren

Hamilton ensured Mercedes dominated Friday morning by running second quickest

Hamilton ensured Mercedes dominated Friday morning by running second quickest

But Hamilton's chief title rival Sebastian Vettel was only fifth quickest fir Ferrari 

But Hamilton’s chief title rival Sebastian Vettel was only fifth quickest fir Ferrari 

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