SPIELBERG, Austria — Mercedes discovered welcome speed in the rain at the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday, with Components 1 champion Lewis Hamilton leading a moist 2nd practice forward of teammate Valtteri Bottas.
The disorders proved considerably less to the liking of championship chief Max Verstappen. The Pink Bull driver topped the leaderboard early on but drifted down to 3rd position as the monitor grew to become wetter.
Hamilton was .189 seconds forward of Bottas and .217 crystal clear of Verstappen on Pink Bull’s property monitor.
But right after getting rid of the very last 4 races to Pink Bull,