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First training session on Francorchamps is turning out to be fiasco for Vandoorne, Verstappen stood a second time

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Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren) Friday, the twentieth and the slowest time dropped in the first free training session for the belgian Grand prix, the thirteenth round in the world championship of Formula 1. Due to technical problems our compatriots does not go beyond thirteen rounds.

The West-Fleming drew on the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps for a lap in 1:47.452. Thus, he was a fraction slower than rookie Lando Norris (1:47.364). The 18-year-old Briton, reserverijder at McLaren, took the opportunity to take the place of Fernando Alonso. Norris, who was mentioned as a possible replacement for Vandoorne in 2019, ended the first training session on the eighteenth place.

The German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) showed with a time of 1:44.358 fastest for the Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), second at 0.151, and the British champion and world CHAMPIONSHIP leader Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), third at 0.318.

Friday afternoon, for 15 hours begins the second free training session. Saturday (12am) to find the third heats and the qualifications (15h) instead. The go-ahead for the GP is Sunday at 15u10 given.

Last year took the victory in Spa-Francorchamps for the third time to Hamilton. He took it for Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo. Vandoorne finished for your own audience, as fourteenth.

The times:

1. THE Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:44.358 19

2. EN Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1:44.509 +0.151 20

3. GB Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:44.676 +0.318 22

4. FI Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:44.718 +0.360 17

5. FI Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:44.724 +0.366 25

6. AU Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:45.558 +1.200 4

7. FR Esteban Ocon Racing Point Force India 1:45.786 +1.428 22

8. THE Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:45.951 +1.593 19

9. MX Sergio Perez Racing Point Force India 1:46.169 +1.811 21

10. ES Carlos Sainz jr, Renault, 1:46.210 +1.852 19

11. FR Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:46.300 +1.942 25

12. FR Romain Grosjean Haas F1 1:46.387 +2.029 20

13. MC Charles Leclerc Sauber 1:46.554 +2.196 20

14. SE Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:46.557 +2.199 19

15. New zealand Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1:46.932 +2.574 23

16. CA Lance Stroll down Williams 1:46.965 +2.607 25

17. DK Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 1:47.012 +2.654 21

18. GB Lando Norris McLaren 1:47.364 +3.006 26

19. RU Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1:47.367 +3.009 23

20. BE Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:47.452 +3.094 1

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