Leclerc fastest as drain cover disrupts Azerbaijan practice

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) Charles Leclerc and Ferrari led the way in practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Friday, after the day was disrupted when a loose drain cover wrecked George Russell's Williams.

Leclerc set the fastest time of the day in the second session, beating his teammate Sebastian Vettel by 0.324 seconds. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was third, 0.669 off the pace.

The Baku circuit is widely believed to favor Ferrari over runaway series leader Mercedes, thanks to its mix of a long straight and slow corners. It's also a track where Leclerc tends to perform well.

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Formula 1 Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 L.Hamilton 68 2
2 V.Bottas 62 1
3 M.Verstappen 39 0
4 S.Vettel 37 0
5 C.Leclerc 36 0
6 P.Gasly 13 0
7 K.Raikkonen 12 0
8 L.Norris 8 0
9 K.Magnussen 8 0
10 N.Hulkenberg 6 0
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