Carlos Sainz started the weekend on the front foot as he topped the timesheets of FP1 at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The Ferrari driver pipped Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to the lead with the Dutchman finishing 0.130 seconds behind the Spaniard.
Sainz’s team-mate Charles Leclerc completed the top three as he ended Fp1 0.289s seconds behind the other Ferrari driver.
Lando Norris impressed as he finished P4 ahead of fellow Brit George Russell in P5. Sergio Perez could only manage P6 with Lewis Hamilton behind him in seventh.
The two Alpines of Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso completed the top 10 with McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo beating them to P8.
Kevin Magnussen, who had seven upgrades fitted to his car this weekend, was unable to convert that into pace and finished P17, just one place ahead of team-mate Mick Schumacher who had no upgrades.
The teams will have gathered plenty of data but it may not prove that beneficial over the weekend with a wet Saturday expected to come before a dry but cooler Sunday.
The full FP1 timesheet is below and click here for the full FP1 session report.
1 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:18.750 26
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 0.130s 24
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 0.289s 26
4 Lando Norris McLaren 0.549s 21
5 George Russell Mercedes 0.856s 28
6 Sergio Perez Red Bull 0.872s 24
7 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 0.960s 25
8 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1.091s 28
9 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1.598s 30
10 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1.627s 27
11 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1.633s 26
12 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1.664s 25
13 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1.706s 28
14 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1.945s 27
15 Guanyu Zhou Alfa Romeo Racing 2.060s 23
16 Alex Albon Williams 2.084s 28
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 2.171s 24
18 Mick Schumacher Haas 2.277s 25
19 Robert Kubica Alfa Romeo Racing 2.429s 20
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams 2.663s 27