F1 2022 results: Belgian GP – First Practice session

Sam Cooper
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Budapest, July 2022.

Carlos Sainz topped the timesheets as Formula 1 returned to action with the start of the Belgian Grand Prix weekend.

The Ferrari man beat out his team-mate Charles Leclerc by 0.069 seconds while Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished P3.

There was a number of problems for drivers with Esteban Ocon seeing his session ended early on before Kevin Magnussen caused a red flag.

As a result, the session was brought to a halt for a lengthy stop as Magnussen’s car had suffered an electrical issue, making it very difficult for the car to be moved safely.

The full FP1 timesheet is below and you can read the full report here.

1 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:46.538 16 laps soft
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari + 0.069 16 laps soft
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull + 0.217 10 laps soft
4 George Russell Mercedes + 0.858 13 laps soft
5 Lance Stroll Aston Martin + 0.899 13 laps soft
6 Alex Albon Williams + 1.297 15 laps soft
7 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren + 1.543 14 laps soft
8 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri + 1.772 16 laps soft
9 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes + 1.882 10 laps medium
10 Sergio Perez Red Bull + 1.936 13 laps hard
11 Nicholas Latifi Williams + 1.947 13 laps soft
12 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo Racing + 2.134 15 laps soft
13 Lando Norris McLaren + 2.932 15 laps soft
14 Fernando Alonso Alpine + 3.126 17 laps soft
15 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin + 3.275 12 laps medium
16 Esteban Ocon Alpine + 3.777 5 laps soft
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas + 4.444 9 laps soft
18 Mick Schumacher Haas + 4.721 15 laps soft
19 Liam Lawson AlphaTauri + 5.527 14 laps hard
20 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Racing no time 2 laps soft