F1 2023 Australian GP – Practice 1 Results

Max Verstappen topped the timesheet in Melbourne


Max Verstappen continued to reproduce the form which has made him the championship leader, setting the fastest time in the first practice session of the 2023 Australian GP.

Lewis Hamilton gave Mercedes some optimism heading into the afternoon with second ahead of Saudi Arabian Grand Prix winner Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso.

The 2022 Australian GP winner Charles Leclerc set the fifth fastest time just over a tenth quicker than his Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz.

2023 Australian GP-Practice 1 results

1Max VerstappenRed Bull1:18.790
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.433
3Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.503
4Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+0.527
5Charles LeclercFerrari+0.588
6Carlos SainzFerrari+0.715
7Lando NorrisMcLaren+0.746
8Pierre GaslyAlpine+0.856
9George RussellMercedes+0.909
10Lance StrollAston Martin+0.976
11Alex AlbonWilliams+0.976
12Oscar PiastriMcLaren+0.987
13Nico HulkenbergHaas+1.016
14Nyck De VriesAlphaTauri+1.143
15Logan SargeantWilliams+1.284
16Esteban OconAlpine+1.385
17Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+1.609
18Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo+1.629
19Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo+1.779
20Kevin MagnussenHaas+2.357

Ed Spencer
Ed Spencer
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