2023 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Free Practice 1 results

Mark Scott
The kerbs at the Interlagos chicane.

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Check out the complete results from the first practice session at the Interlagos circuit for the São Paulo Grand Prix weekend, the last leg in the current triple header of races.

A storm was supposed to be heading towards the Interlagos circuit and a huge pit-lane queue at the start of the session suggested some pretty poor weather was on the way.

However, the track surprisingly stayed dry and the 20 drivers were able to have one precious hour of uninterrupted running before qualifying later in the day.

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It was Max Verstappen who set the early benchmark in the session but, as they focused on the higher fuel runs, it was down to Ferrari and Mercedes to squabble over the top spots on the timesheet.

Both Ferrari cars showed some of their excellent one-lap pace to finish the first and only practice session before qualifying in P1 and P2 positions, Carlos Sainz getting the better of Leclerc by a tenth of a second.

George Russell rounded off the top three. Nico Hulkenberg, Alex Albon, Lance Stroll, Pierre Gasly, Zhou Guanyu, Logan Sargeant and Kevin Magnussen completed a rather mixed up top 10.

McLaren duo Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri were, rather mysteriously, the slowest two drivers of the session.

2023 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix – Free Practice 1 results

1 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari 1:11.732
2 Charles LECLERC Ferrari +0.108
3 George RUSSELL Mercedes +0.133
4 Nico HULKENBERG Haas F1 Team +0.196
5 Alexander ALBON Williams +0.312
6 Lance STROLL Aston Martin +0.404
7 Pierre GASLY Alpine +0.452
8 Guanyu ZHOU Alfa Romeo +0.749
9 Logan SARGEANT Williams +0.847
10 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team +0.860
11 Fernando ALONSO Aston Martin +0.883
12 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes +0.906
13 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri +0.982
14 Daniel RICCIARDO AlphaTauri +1.046
15 Esteban OCON Alpine +1.047
16 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing +1.061
17 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo +1.280
18 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing +1.324
19 Lando NORRIS McLaren +1.897
20 Oscar PIASTRI McLaren +2.106

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