French GP: Mercedes One-Two in FP1
Mercedes ahead of upgraded rivals in free practice one.
The first free practice of the weekend has begun at the Southern region of France with a beautiful morning sunny and warm day; perfect conditions to kick of the race weekend at Circuit Paul Ricard.
So, It is Mercedes one-two in first practice at the French Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes Team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 0,069s, Ferrari’s Leclerc ended the session third, 0.373s off the pace.
Behind the top three, Red Bull's Max Verstappen was fourth, 0.880s, while Ferrari's Vettel ended the session fifth.
Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly Placed sixth, only 0.019 seconds ahead of Lando Norris, whose McLaren team seems to have a strong pace at the Paul Ricard circuit after he and his co-driver Carlos Sainz were seventh and eighth respectively in relative proximity to the top drivers.
At Renault's home race, Renault's Daniel Riccardo ended the session ninth, who was running a new internal combustion engine along with a number of aerodynamic upgrades with his teammate Nico Hulkenberg who ended 12th.
Toro Rosso’s Alexander Albon rounding out the top 10.
However, before the second free practice begins, Ferrari will now focus on their right of review hearing into the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix as the team will go before the stewards at 13:15 BST to make their case for the penalty to be reviewed on the basis of new evidence.