F1 2023 Belgian GP – Practice 1 results

    The disrupted session leaves the team with limited information ahead of qualifying later this afternoon.


    Carlos Sainz got his Belgian Grand Prix weekend off to a good start by going quickest in a rain-affected FP1.

    With heavy rain forecast during the session, limited running took place, with Sainz setting a time of 2:03.207 on the intermediates, over half a second faster than Oscar Piastri in second.

    Lando Norris finished the session third fastest ahead of Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez, with Alex Albon rounding off the top six despite an off at the bus stop chicane.

    Lewis Hamilton finished the session 12th fastest, over seven seconds down on Sainz, whilst Max Verstappen didn’t set a time. 

    Logan Sargeant had a hair-raising moment at Les Combes at half distance as the American aquaplaned off-track, sliding beyond the corner and damaging his Williams’ front wing, bringing the red flag out.

    F1 2023 Belgian GP – Practice 1 results

    1Carlos SainzFerrari2:03.207
    2Oscar PiastriMcLaren+0.585
    3Lando NorrisMcLaren+1.277
    4Charles LeclercFerrari+4.941
    5Sergio PerezRed Bull+5.033
    6Alex AlbonWilliams+5.187
    7Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+5.860
    8Kevin MagnussenHaas+6.022
    9Daniel RicciardoAlphaTauri+6.112
    10Nico HulkenbergHaas+6.835
    11Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+7.076
    12Lewis HamiltonMercedes+7.092
    13George RussellMercedes+7.268
    14Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo+8.878
    15Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo+10.795
    16Logan SargeantWilliamsNo time
    17Lance StrollAston MartinNo time
    18Pierre GaslyAlpineNo time
    19Esteban OconAlpineNo time
    20Max VerstappenRed BullNo time


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