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Crashed F1 car engulfed in flames in France, Hamilton fastest

Lewis Hamilton has during the first training session for the GP of France, the fastest time ridden. The image of the first training session, however, was the F1 car of the crashed Marcus Ericsson which caught on fire.

After ten years of absence on the F1 calendar went to 12 on the first training session for the GP of France of start. In 2008, there was still at Magny-Cours racing, the last time the GP of France held at the circuit Paul Ricard in 1990. Of course, the layout of the circuit there is different today than 28 years ago.

The first training session was in Le Castellet, in the south of France, already under beautiful weather conditions from start. Under a radiant sunshine, explored the F1 pilots the job and they searched slowly becoming a little more the limits of the job. That once in a while the error was gone is a logical consequence.

Also our fellow countryman, Stoffel Vandoorne went into the error in the treacherous sixth turn. Especially during the qualification and race, it is now a matter of not often on the “blue strips” next to the track to drive. Who are, after all, the best to compare with sandpaper and provide a huge wear of the tires. Not next to the runway is clearly the message.

Just about all rijdersveld dived one or more times next to the track. The riders also, despite all their preparations, and simulatorwerk today for the first time ever, real knowledge is with the ‘new’ F1 circuit.

At the end of the session we received a spectacle. The Swede Marcus Ericsson crashtte after all, and his Sauber F1 car caught fire. Fortunately, the fire soon be extinguished.

Ultimately, it was Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes to the fastest time riding. The belgian Stoffel Vandoorne drove a disappointing penultimate time.

1. L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:32.231 25
2. V. Bottas Mercedes 01:32.371 29
3. D. Ricciardo Red Bull 01:32.527 25
4. K. Räikkönen Ferrari 01:33.003 23
5. S. Vettel Ferrari 01:33.172 19
6. R. Grosjean Haas 01:33.318 22
7. M. Verstappen Red Bull 01:33.331 15
8. P. Gasly Toro Rosso 01:33.685 23
9. S. Pérez Force India 01:33.719 26
10. K. Magnussen Haas 01:34.108 23
11. C. Sainz Jr. Renault 01:34.258 25
12. E. Ocon Force India 01:34.484 14
13. C. Leclerc Sauber 01:34.513 21
14. M. Ericsson Sauber 01:34.592 21
15. B. Hartley Toro Rosso 01:34.664 25
16. F. Alonso McLaren 01:34.862 20
17. L. Stroll Down Williams 01:34.881 28
18. N. Hulkenberg Renault 01:34.993 24
19. S. Vandoorne McLaren 01:35.021 24
20. S. Sirotkin Williams 01:35.105 25

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