F1 2024 Japanese Grand Prix – Practice 1 Results

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was the early pacesetter at the 2024 Japanese GP for Red Bull topping the times in FP1

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Red Bull led the way in the FP1 at the 2024 Japanese Grand Prix, led by Max Verstappen in the heavily upgraded RB20 with Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz completing the podium followed by the two Mercedes.

After missing out on the 2024 Australian GP due to Alex Albon‘s free practice crash, Logan Sargeant had a huge hit into the barrier and brought out the red flags in this session.

That meant plenty of drivers faced modified run plans but Red Bull still look strong in Adrian Newey‘s latest design, while Fernando Alonso beating both McLarens was also a boost for Aston Martin with their upgrades.

Ayumu Iwasa – the Red Bull junior who was fourth in Formula 2 in 2023 and is now competing in Super Formula – was given a chance in free practice at his home race and edged closer to Yuki Tsunoda throughout the session.

F1 2024 Japanese GP – FP1 results

Pos.DriverTeamTime
1Max VerstappenRed Bull1:30.056
2Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.181
3Carlos SainzFerrari+0.213
4George RussellMercedes+0.474
5Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.487
6Charles LeclercFerrari+0.502
7Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+0.543
8Oscar PiastriMcLaren+1.109
9Yuki TsunodaRB+1.174
10Lando NorrisMcLaren+1.184
11Esteban OconAlpine+1.879
12Alex AlbonWilliams+1.887
13Nico HulkenbergHaas+1.902
14Valtteri BottasSauber+1.998
15Lance StrollAston Martin+1.999
16Ayumu IwasaRB+2.047
17Pierre GaslyAlpine+2.221
18Zhou GuanyuSauber+2.582
19Kevin MagnussenHaas+2.747
20Logan SargeantWilliams+3.148
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