Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Valtteri Bottas led the opening practice session ahead of Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix at the Portimao circuit. The Finn ended the session with a time of 01:19.648s ending the session just ahead of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.
Charles LeClerc was fourth just ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Pierre Gasly while George Russell was the stand out performance as he ended the session in seventh place just ahead of Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz while Esteban Ocon rounded out the top ten.
Lance Stroll was 11th just ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Yukki Tsunoda and Fernando Alonso while Kimi Raikkonen was 15th just ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Colm Illott and Mick Schumacher. Nicholas Latifi and Nikita Mazepin rounded out the order.