McLaren first on track as F1 season finally starts

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McLaren's Carlos Sainz was first out on track as the opening free practice session of the much-delayed Formula One season got underway at a damp and overcast Red Bull Ring on Friday. "Motor Sport is back!," said International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Jean Todt on Twitter,
SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) - McLaren's Carlos Sainz was first out on track as the opening free practice session of the much-delayed Formula One season got underway at a damp and overcast Red Bull Ring on Friday.

Sunday's race, the first of two in Austria on successive weekends, will be the latest start to a championship after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the scheduled Australian opener on March 15 before a wheel had turned.

Friday was the first time all the drivers had been on track together since the end of pre-season testing in Barcelona last February.

The last time any of them raced was in Abu Dhabi in December last year.

"Motor Sport is back!," said…
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