F1: Verstappen fastest in FP1 ahead of Hamilton and Perez

Author of the article: , published March 31, 2023.

Max Verstappen also started the race weekend in Australia with the fastest time in the first free practice, which took place in cloudy weather. The Red Bull driver was the only one to complete a sub-minute 19-second lap at Albert Park, clocking 1:18.790, 0.433 seconds faster than second-placed Lewis Hamilton and half a second ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez. It should be noted here that Verstappen set his lap on soft tires and Perez on medium-soft tires.

FP1 results:

#RacerThe teamHourThe differenceCircles
11Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:18.79017
244Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:19.223+ 0.433s20
311Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:19.293+ 0.503s19
414Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:19.317+ 0.527s23
516Charles LeclercFERRARI1:19.378+ 0.588s16
655Carlos SainzFERRARI1:19.505+ 0.715s20
74Land NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:19.536+ 0.746s16
810Pierre GaslyALPINE-RENAULT1:19.646+ 0.856s22
963George RussellMERCEDES1:19.699+ 0.909s23
1018Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:19.766+ 0.976s19
1123Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:19.766+ 0.976s21
1281Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:19.777+ 0.987s22
1327Nico HulkenbergHAAS-FERRARI1:19.806+ 1.016s19
1421Nyck De VriesALPHATAURI HONDA RBPT1:19.933+ 1.143s25
152Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:20.074+ 1.284s21
1631Esteban OconALPINE-RENAULT1:20.175+ 1.385s20
1722Yuki tsunodaALPHATAURI HONDA RBPT1:20.399+ 1.609s14
1877Valtteri BottasALFA ROMEO FERRARI1:20.419+ 1.629s21
1924Zhou GuanyuALFA ROMEO FERRARI1:20.569+ 1.779s22
2020Kevin MagnussenHAAS-FERRARI1:21.147+ 2.357s17

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