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Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog on NU.nl.

My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed of all developments surrounding the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia.

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  • GP Saudi Arabia

  • Hamilton fastest in VT1

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  • Second free practice

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Charles: "Fuck. Fuck. Yeah I'm okay. Sorry guys."😞 #SaudiArabianGP

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Author tami.Moment of places17: 57 - December 3, 2021

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CODE RED

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Fortunately, Charles Leclerc gets out unharmed.

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CODE RED - What a huge blow this has been!

Charles Leclerc's Ferrari is badly damaged in the tire stack. 

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Looking pretty under the lights 😍 #SaudiArabianGP 🇸🇦 #F1

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AuthorFormula 1Moment of places17: 53 - December 3, 2021

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Another 10 minutes

- Verstappen is on the way, just like Hamilton and Bottas, on used medium tires.

Times are therefore no longer improved.

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It's excellent training for Pierre Gasly.

the moment @PierreGASLY entered warp speed as he slotted into P3 💪

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AuthorScuderia AlphaTauriMoment of places17: 41 - December 3, 2021

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Another 20 minutes

- Verstappen improves his time, but not his place.

The score:



  • Hamilton (M) - 1.29.018

  • Bottas (M) - 1.29.079

  • Gasly (S) - 1.29.099

  • Verstappen (M) - 1.29.213

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    Another 22 minutes

    - Gasly climbs to third place and thus refers Verstappen to fourth position.

    The score:



  • Hamilton (M) - 1.29.018

  • Bottas (M) - 1.29.079

  • Gasly (S) - 1.29.099

  • Verstappen (M) - 1.29.290

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    Another 24 minutes

    - "I have the same problem with the front. And now on cold tires," said Verstappen about the on-board radio.

    "We have to fix this."

    It is not entirely clear to me which problem the Dutchman is referring to.

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    Another 27 minutes

    - Verstappen does have a free track on his second attempt, but does not improve the time.

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    Another 28 minutes

    - Hamilton also breaks off his first timed round.

    The Brit ends up in traffic.

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    Another 30 minutes -

    Verstappen makes a mistake in the first corner and aborts his first attempt.

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    Another 33 minutes

    - We're going to sit down for a while.

    Verstappen also drives outside on soft rubber.

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    Another 33 minutes

    - Hamilton and Bottas are back on the road with soft tires.

    Verstappen stays inside for a while.

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    Another 36 minutes

    - Verstappen returns to the pits, just like both Mercedes drivers.

    Hamilton is still the fastest.

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    Another 41 minutes

    - This time Lewis Hamilton tops the times list.

    The Briton is slightly faster than teammate Bottas.



  • Hamilton (M) - 1.29.018

  • Bottas (M) - 1.29.079

  • Verstappen (M) - 1.29.290

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    Another 44 minutes

    - Bottas refers Verstappen to second place.

    The score:



  • Bottas (M) - 1.29.079

  • Verstappen (M) - 1.29.290

  • Tsunoda (M) - 1.29.597

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    Another 48 minutes -

    Verstappen sharpens his fastest time.

    The score:



  • Verstappen (M) - 1.29.706

  • Leclerc (M) - 1.29.818

  • Sainz (H) - 1.30.168

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    Another 50 minutes

    - Hamilton is not yet on the time of Verstappen and is currently third.

    The score:



  • Verstappen (M) - 1.30.104

  • Leclerc (M) - 1.30,180

  • Hamilton (M) - 1.30.215

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    Another 52 minutes

    - Fastest time Max Verstappen: 1.30.104.

    The score:



  • Verstappen (M) - 1.30.104

  • Leclerc (M) - 1.30,180

  • Ocon (M) - 1.30,220

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    Another 55 minutes

    - It is immediately busy on the track.

    Everyone is outside.

    Verstappen drives on medium, just like both Merceders drivers.

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    58 minutes to go

    - The conditions of this practice will be the same as the conditions during qualifying and the race because these sessions will be held at the same time.

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    60 more minutes

    - Green!

    The second free practice for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is ​​underway.

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    Night has fallen in Jeddah.

    The second free practice is about to start.

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    All figures from the first free practice in Jeddah in a row.

    Full classification from FP1 in Jeddah 👇Very little to choose between our title contenders!

    #SaudiArabianGP #F1

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    AuthorFormula 1Moment of places14: 41 - December 3, 2021

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    FINISH

    - The top five:



  • Lewis Hamilton (S) - 1.29.786

  • Max Verstappen (S) - 1.29.842

  • Valtteri Bottas (S) - 1.30.009

  • Pierre Gasly (S) - 1.30.263

  • Antonio Giovinazzi (S) - 1.30,318

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    FINISH

    - Lewis Hamilton sets the fastest time in the first free practice session for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

    The Briton is half a tenth faster than Max Verstappen (second) on the super-fast track in Jeddah.

    Valtteri Bottas rounds out the top three.

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    Another 1 minute

    - Verstappen improves in extremis and clocks the second time, half a tenth behind Hamilton.

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    Verstappen already seems to be looking for the limit in the first training in Saudi Arabia.

    Lighting it up ✨ #SaudiArabianGP 🇸🇦 #F1

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    AuthorFormula 1Moment of places14: 28 - December 3, 2021

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    Another 2 minutes

    - Verstappen seems to be startled by Ocon in the first corner and just like the Frenchman shoots off the track.

    Both can continue on their way.

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    Another 8 minutes

    - Verstappen comes too wide over the kerbstones and breaks off his lap.

    He was already half a second slower than Hamilton at that moment.

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    Another 12 minutes -

    After a short stop, Verstappen continues on three rounds of old soft tires.

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    Another 15 minutes

    - Hamilton clocked the fastest time on new soft rubber: 1.29.786.

    Verstappen drove his fastest time on the hardest tire.



  • Hamilton (S) - 1.29.786

  • Bottas (S) - 1.30.009

  • Verstappen (H) - 1.30.014

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    Another 20 minutes

    - Bottas goes on soft with five thousandths below Verstappen's time.

    The score:



  • Bottas (S) - 1.30.009

  • Verstappen (H) - 1.30.014

  • Sainz (S) - 1.30.364

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    Another 20 minutes

    - Verstappen does not improve in his first timed round on soft rubber.

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    24 more minutes

    - Now it gets interesting.

    Verstappen is on the road with soft tires.

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    we've had 30 minutes of track running and set our first set of times 👊 @PierreGASLY P6 @yukitsunoda07 P16

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    AuthorScuderia AlphaTauriMoment of places14: 02 - December 3, 2021

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    Another 33 minutes

    - Verstappen comes in on the hard tire after twelve rounds.

    Hamilton will continue on his soft rubber for a while.

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    Another 36 minutes -

    Verstappen again takes half a count off his fastest lap.

    To be clear, he rides on the slowest hard tire.

    The score:



  • Verstappen (H) - 1.30.014

  • Hamilton (S) - 1.30.678

  • Bottas (S) - 1.30,949

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    Another 41 minutes

    - Verstappen continues on his hard tires after a short pit stop and only takes half a second off his fastest lap.

    We can say that it is a promising start for the Dutchman.

    The score:



  • Verstappen (H) - 1.30.354

  • Norris (H) - 1.31.155

  • Leclerc (S) - 1.32.158

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    Another 47 minutes

    - Verstappen sets the tone on his hard tires and is much faster than the rest on soft.

    Hamilton is seventh in his first timed lap.

    The score:



  • Verstappen (H) - 1,30,920

  • Bottas (S) - 1.31,712

  • Ricciardo (M) - 1.32.760

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    Another 50 minutes

    - The score:



  • Verstappen (H) - 1,31.736

  • Gasly (S) - 1.32.760

  • Bottas (S) - 1.33,014

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    Another 51 minutes

    - Verstappen is driving on the hard tire, while both Mercedes drivers are on their way on soft rubber.

    Verstappen is by far the fastest at the moment.

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    Another 56 minutes

    - Most drivers immediately set off.

    Max Verstappen opens with 1.33,614 and is therefore the fastest for the time being.

    Hamilton is still inside.

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