Sainz, 25, will join Charles Leclerc at Ferrari next season as Sebastian Vettel departs, but the constructor has been plagued by consistent underperformance and disappointing races so far this campaign.
Hamilton trailed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and, in the unexpected result of the opening day at Spa-Francorchamps, Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo on the Practice Two timesheet.
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“I must say Ferrari did a bad job in strategy, particularly with Sebastian,” said Rosberg. “As he said, a couple of laps before they asked him to push flat out and then, three laps later, ‘oh, by the way Sebastian, would you maybe make it to the end? We changed our mind’.
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Advantage Hamilton on Friday, 0.287s ahead of Bottas; Verstappen a distant third but happy with race pace; Ricciardo fourth, Grosjean a surprise fifth; Vettel, Albon only 12th and 13th
In the Spanish GP Practice Two
The Mexican driver had contracted COVID-19 and was ruled out of the two Silverstone races after repeat positive tests, with Nico Hulkenberg racing in his place.
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Hamilton Commission aimed at improving diversity in the motorsport industry – with F1’s world champion saying that “the time for platitudes and token gestures is over”.
Lewis Hamilton also reflected on the racist abuse he suffered as a young karter and how the events of recent days had “brought back so many painful memories from my childhood”.