The Sochi-like Portimao feature that even has Mercedes puzzled
Formula 1 got its first proper feel for the Portimao track on Friday, where Mercedes led the way despite the red flag stoppages, as the pack discovered a specific characteristic at the Portuguese GP venue that led to many mistakes
Formula 1 is going to end up with a lot of data regarding the impact of reduced practice running on its racing spectacle before the 2020 season is over, with a heavily disrupted FP2 session at this weekend's Portuguese Grand Prix following the Friday practice washout at the Nurburgring. The one planned event with a deliberate focus on less practice running remains around the corner - at Imola next weekend...
But the disrupted second session at Portimao on Friday has uniquely intensified the reduced time available to the pack. It's a new F1 race venue to all the teams and drivers, and they're still much more firmly in the learning phase after the two lengthy FP2 red flags delayed proceedings.
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