Lewis Hamilton dominates to go fastest in Turkish Grand Prix first practice ahead of Max Verstappen… on weekend where he will suffer a 10-place grid penalty after engine change
Lewis Hamilton went fastest in first practice ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix, on a weekend where the Brit will take a 10-place grid penalty.
Soon after practice started, it was confirmed that the world champion would suffer a grid demotion after being forced to use a fourth engine of the season, taking him over the permitted allocation of three.
Hamilton heads into the weekend with just a two-point lead in the world championship over Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and, despite the blow of the penalty, would have been boosted after the first session in Istanbul saw him dominate to go four tenths faster than his chief title rival.
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