By Matt Morlidge
Last Updated: 04/07/20 12:09pm
Lewis Hamilton continued his perfect Austrian GP weekend by setting the pace in final practice, although Max Verstappen narrowed the gap to hint at a close battle in the first qualifying session of Formula 1 2020.
Hamilton went fastest with a 1:04.130, a tenth of a second ahead of Valtteri Bottas as the world champion completed a practice hat-trick of Mercedes one-twos in Spielberg – reaffirming his team’s status as heavy favourites.
But while Red Bull struggled slightly on the opening day, Verstappen was just 0.283s behind during the soft-tyre runs on Saturday morning.
The Dutchman, winner of the last two Austrian GPs, was neck-and-neck with Hamilton through the lap before losing time in the final sector.
More to follow.