Lewis Hamilton off the pace in Portuguese Grand Prix first practice to Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas on weekend where Brit chases record 92nd Formula One victory
Lewis Hamilton was caught off guard in first practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix after finishing three tenths behind Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
After matching Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 victories last time out in Germany at the Eifel Grand Prix, the Brit heads into the weekend at the Portimao circuit hoping to eclipse the former Ferrari star’s total.
F1 has not raced in Portugal since 1996, and it is the sport’s first appearance at the track in the Algarve for the first time for a world championship race.
Max Verstappen completed the top three for Red Bull, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc fourth fastest.
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