Red Bull representative Max Verstappen finished first in the practice session of the widely anticipated Qatar Grand Prix. Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly finished second, with Max edging him out by 0.437 seconds. Gasly and Bottas had a close battle with Pierre edging him out by a mere 0.034 seconds.
Hamilton placed fourth being 0.786 seconds behind Max. Max has a 14-point lead over Hamilton who is the seven-time F1 champion. This is merely the result of the practice as the racers get a feel for newly-laid the track in Qatar and the Qualifying and the main race will be contested during the night.