F1. Libre 3: Verstappen a step above, Alonso P6, but penalized, in the USA

Max Verstappen set the best time in Free Practice 3 of the F1 Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin. And given the gap with his pursuers – the two Ferrari drivers – the Dutchman seems to be moving towards an easy pole position, earlier in qualifying. Especially since Charles Leclerc like Sergio Perez will be penalized on the starting grid. Same penalty for Fernando Alonso, sixth at the wheel of the Alpine, who will have to drop five places. For his fifth share of EL3 at half a second, Lewis Hamilton could take advantage of the situation to climb to third place, behind Carlos Sainz. On the French side, Pierre Gasly set the tenth time while Esteban Ocon could not do better than the thirteenth time. Here is the complete ranking while waiting for the qualifications, to follow from midnight.

Article published on 10/22/2022 at 11:40 p.m.

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