Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was fastest in F1 FP1 of Hungarian GP from Mercedes duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton.
Using the Silverstone race engine, Red Bull’s Verstappen ended up fastest in F1 FP1 of Hungarian GP with a 1m17.555s, where he was 0.061s quicker than Bottas (1m17.616s), with Hamilton (1m17.722s) ending up third.
Behind the Top 3, it was a mix of cars with Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz (1m18.115s) in fourth from AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly (1m18.115s) and Alpine’s Fernando Alonso (1m18.385s), where Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc (1m18.391s) ended up seventh.
The other Red Bull of Sergio Perez (1m18.466s) was eighth with McLaren’s Lando Norris (1m18.649s) ninth, while Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll (1m18.755s) rounded out the Top 10. The Canadian had a racy moment earlier in the session with one of the Ferrari cars.
Alpine’s Esteban Ocon was 11th while AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda was 12th despite crashing out. The Japanese already had a spin early in the session and then crashed out at Turn 4 after losing his car in the middle of the corner, with the car spinning to hit the barrier.
His rear was damaged with the session red-flagged. Tsunoda was not the only spinner with Alonso also having one, while Haas’ Mick Schumacher had an off moment, but caught his car. Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel was 13th from McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo.
The two Williams drivers were closely matched in 15th and 16th, where George Russell was ahead of Nicholas Latifi – both setting their fast lap on the medium tyres. Haas’ Schumacher was 17th from Alfa Romeo’s Robert Kubica.
The Polish driver set his time on the medium compound, while filling in for Kimi Raikkonen. Teammate Antonio Giovinazzi was 20th after setting his best time on the hard compound, while Haas’ Nikita Mazepin ended up 19th in the order.
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