Lewis Hamilton is to start with a best time in the Grand Prix weekend in Austria. The five-time formula 1 world champion needed during the first Free practice 1:04,838 minutes for his fastest lap at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.

Sebastian Vettel was in the Ferrari Second. The four-time Champion from Heppenheim was 0,144 seconds slower than Hamilton in the Mercedes. Third was Valtteri Bottas in the second silver arrow (+0,161). Shortly before the Training had been discovered at the car of the fins is a oil Leak and the so-called Power Unit changed.

On rank four followed after the first one and a half hours of Charles Leclerc from Monaco in the second Ferrari ahead of Max Verstappen in Red Bull. The Dutchman had won a year ago, the home race for the Austrian racing team. In the back of the field, Nico Hulkenberg found himself after Training, the Emmerich was ranked # 14. His Renault was briefly broken before the end of the front wing.

The victory in the race this Sunday (15.10/Sky and RTL) is also likely to result in only about Hamilton. The Briton, who has a ranking 76 points ahead of Challenger to Vettel in third place, winning six of the eight races and the last four in a row.

dpa

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