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Max Verstappen immediately ahead in FP1 in Qatar, good for Ferrari

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen set the fastest time in the first and only free practice session of the Qatar Gp in 1:27.428, ahead of the Ferraris of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc, 334 and 481 thousandths apart respectively. Placing fourth, however, is Fernando Alonso's Aston Martin.

Completing the Top 10 are Sergio Perez (Red Bull), Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri), Niko Hulkenberg (Haas), George Russell (Mercedes), Oscar Piastri (McLaren) and Lando Norris (McLaren). Not è gone beyond 13th place, however, was the other Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton.

The FP1 times of the Qatar GP


1 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing 1:27.428 4
2 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari+0.334 4
3 Charles LECLERC Ferrari+0.481 4
4 Fernando ALONSO Aston Martin+0.491 4
5 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing+0.588 5
6 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri+0.599 5
7 Nico HULKENBERG Haas F1 Team+0.743 5
8 George RUSSELL Mercedes+0.908 4
9 Oscar PIASTRI McLaren+0.952 4
10 Lando NORRIS McLaren+1.013 5
11 Logan SARGEANT Williams+1.122 3
12 Alexander ALBON Williams+1.162 3
13 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes+1.251 4
14 Lance STROLL Aston Martin+1.262 5
15 Esteban OCON Alpine+1.304 4
16 Pierre GASLY Alpine+1.393 4
17 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo+1.613 3
18GuanyuZHOU Romeo+1.678 3
19 Liam LAWSON AlphaTauri+1.810 5
20 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team+2.074

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