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Mercedes Fastest In First Practice Session For 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix


Mercedes was the fastest in the first practice session for this weekend’s 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo as seven-time defending Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton did the honors.

However, Hamilton will be receiving a five-place grid penalty in the race for taking a new internal combustion engine – his fifth of the season, two more than the three allowed for a season – meaning Hamilton will have to win both the sprint qualifying session and the main race as well as get the fastest lap in the main race in order to make a sizable dent into the current 19-point lead held by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

In the practice session, Hamilton was 0.367 faster than Verstappen.

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