F1 2023 Qatar GP – Practice 1 Results

The session was the only practice runs the teams have available ahead of qualifying for the Sprint Race

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On the weekend when he can secure the 2023 Drivers’ Championship, Max Verstappen laid down the gauntlet to the rest of the Formula 1 field by topping Practice 1 at the Qatar Grand Prix

Sandy conditions at the start of FP1 made things difficult for the drivers, with Verstappen, Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc among those who has moments off track. 

But as the session went on the times plummeted, though grip continued to be an issue, and the Red Bull ending up 0.334s ahead of Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari on the soft tyre.

Fernando Alonso was fourth fastest in the Aston Martin, but his best time was set on medium tyres rather than the softs and was just one hundredth of a second behind Leclerc in the Ferrari

F1 2023 Qatar GP – Practice 1 results

PosDriverTeamTime
1Max VerstappenRed Bull1:27.428
2Carlos SainzFerrari+0.334
3Charles LeclercFerrari+0.481
4Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+0.491
5Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.588
6Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+0.599
7Nico HulkenbergHaas+0.743
8George RussellMercedes+0.908
9Oscar PiastriMcLaren+0.952
10Lando NorrisMcLaren+1.013
11Logan SargeantWilliams+1.122
12Alexander AlbonWilliams+1.162
13Lewis HamiltonMercedes+1.251
14Lance StrollAston Martin+1.262
15Esteban OconAlpine+1.304
16Pierre GaslyAlpine+1.393
17Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo+1.613
18Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo+1.678
19Liam LawsonAlphaTauri+1.810
20Kevin MagnussenHaas+2.074
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