F1 2024 Spanish GP – Practice 1 Results

Lando Norris was fastest in Practice 1 at the 2024 Spanish GP heading the FP1 results ahead of Max Verstappen in Barcelona

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As the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix race weekend got underway, Lando Norris set the fastest time in Free Practice 1 in his McLaren, just ahead of Max Verstappen in the Red Bull, don’t miss the complete Spanish GP FP1 results.

On a hot afternoon at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, saw lots of on track action as intrigue engulfed the paddock as recent competition to Red Bull will be put to the test in Spain. Norris secured the fastest lap with a time of 1m 14.228s, edging out Verstappen by just 0.024s, despite the Dutchman experiencing clutch issues.

Carlos Sainz in the Ferrari was just 0.344s behind Norris, though the Spaniard did not run the soft tyre in the session and set his best time on the medium tyre. The session was relatively quiet other than a brief red flag after some debris that fell off Fernando Alonso‘s front wing.

Teams used the opening part of the session for testing, particularly those who had brought upgrades for the weekend in Barcelona. Others focused on maximising the potential of updates already introduced.

Sergio Perez on track during practice ahead of the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix | Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool
Sergio Perez on track during 2024 Spanish GP FP1 | Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

F1 2024 Spanish GP – FP1 Results

You can find the full 2024 FP1 results from the Spanish Grand Prix below as Lando Norris topped the classification in Barcelona on Friday afternoon.

PosDriverTeamTime
1Lando NorrisMcLaren1:14.228
2Max VerstappenRed Bull+0.024
3Carlos SainzFerrari+0.344
4George RussellMercedes+0.386
5Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.464
6Oscar PiastriMcLaren+0.639
7Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.683
8Esteban OconAlpine+0.858
9Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+0.994
10Alexander AlbonWilliams+1.189
11Charles LeclercFerrari+1.206
12Valtteri BottasSauber+1.244
13Pierre GaslyAlpine+1.256
14Lance StrollAston Martin+1.284
15Daniel RicciardoRB+1.352
16Guanyu ZhouSauber+1.388
17Kevin MagnussenHaas+1.416
18Logan SargeantWilliams+1.524
19Oliver BearmanHaas+1.637
20Yuki TsunodaRB+1.688

Issues and frustration in FP1 session

Among the early runners was Oliver Bearman, who took over Nico Hulkenberg’s Haas for the second of his six scheduled practice sessions in 2024. Sergio Perez reported issues with his throttle pedal. Meanwhile, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc expressed his frustration, stating, “The car is horrendous for now.”

Post the red flag period, traffic issues emerged with most of the field back on track. Charles Leclerc was notably irritated by Lance Stroll’s positioning, describing it as being “in the middle of the corner as always.”

George Russell was the fastest Mercedes in fourth in the Spanish GP FP1 results, followed by Perez in fifth and Norris’ teammate, Oscar Piastri, in sixth. Lewis Hamilton was seventh, ahead of Esteban Ocon’s Alpine, Alonso’s Aston Martin, with Alex Albon in the Williams, rounding out the top 10.

Leclerc finished the session in 11th, with Valtteri Bottas 12th for Sauber as they continue to search for their first points of the season. Pierre Gasly placed 13th in his Alpine, followed by Stroll in 14th and Daniel Ricciardo in 15th, with Ricciardo running a significant upgrade on his RB.

Zhou Guanyu finished 16th for Sauber, with Kevin Magnussen 17th in the Haas and Logan Sargeant 18th for Williams. Bearman and Yuki Tsunoda concluded the Spanish GP FP1 results in 19th and 20th, respectively.

Stay tuned to Total-Motorsport.com for all the live action from the 2024 Spanish GP with the FP2 session at the historic Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya coming up later in the day.

John Smith
John Smithhttps://total-motorsport.com
Editor at Total-Motorsport.com and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
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