TASS, 4 July. Six-time world champion Briton Lewis Hamilton, who plays for the “Mercedes” showed the best time in the third practice, the starting phase of the season of world Cup racing in the class machines “Formula-1”. Races are held on the track in the Austrian Spielberg.
The best time of the British lap was 1 minute 4,130 seconds. The second result showed another driver of “Mercedes” Finn Valtteri Bottas (delay 0,147 seconds), the third Dutch rider Red bull Max Verstappen (+0,283). Russian Daniel Kvyat, who plays for the “alpha Tauri”, was a 14-m (+1,160), his team-mate, Frenchman Pierre went Out – 9 (+0,819). In the mid-practice training session for a few moments was interrupted because of the accident, the canadian pilot “Williams” Nicholas Latifi, who took off on the first turn of the track.
This temperly stage of the new season, “Formula 1” will start in Austria
Later Saturday will be the qualification (starts at 16:00 GMT). The program will finish the stage race on Sunday (16:10 GMT).
The pandemic coronavirus season calendar 2020 has undergone significant changes, originally the world Cup was to start the stage in Australia on 13-15 March. But it was canceled, as well as the Grand Prix in Monaco, Azerbaijan, Singapore, Japan, the Netherlands, and France. From the original version of the calendar indefinitely postponed stages in China, Bahrain, Vietnam and Canada. At the moment the management of “Formula 1” published a calendar of the eight Grand Prix of the season, which will be held without spectators: two stage will take the Austrian Spielberg (3-5 July and 10-12 July) and the British Silverstone (31 July – 2 August and 7-9 August), also Grand Prix will be held in Budapest (17-19 July), Barcelona (14-16 August), the Belgian Spa (28-30 August) and the Italian Monza (September 4-6).
In the original version of the calendar was planned to spend a record 22 stage. Later, the Executive Director of “Formula-1” chase Carey said that the current season is to be held 15-18 races. The Grand Prix of Russia in Sochi in the original version of the calendar was planned to organize from 25 to 27 September. While the British media reported that it is possible to provide two stages in Sochi this year.
The Austrian Grand Prix is held since 1963, while repeatedly stage disappeared from the calendar of the season from 1965 to 1969, from 1988 to 1996 and from 2004 to 2013. Among the current pilots of the Grand Prix of Austria was won by Hamilton (2016), Bottas (2017) and twice Verstappen (2018, 2019). The record here is a four-time world champion Frenchman Alain Prost (three wins).