F1 results: FP1 timings from Belgian Grand Prix practice

Sam Cooper
Daniel Ricciardo going up a wet Eau Rouge. Spa, Belgium. July 2023.

Daniel Ricciardo going up a wet Eau Rouge. Spa, Belgium. July 2023.

With practice time limited during the sprint weekend, teams took to the track for a rain-affected free practice session.

Ahead of qualifying late on this afternoon, the drivers would have been keen to get in as much preparation as possible but the wet conditions made life difficult for both them and the engineers.

There were few cars on the track in the opening stages but what little there were soon dived back into the garages with the rain increasing.

They eventually returned but drivers found the conditions treacherous, Zhou Guanyu scraping the wall during an off while Logan Sargeant brought out the red flag after his car refused to turn.

That was to be the last of the meaningful on-track action with many teams not willing to risk further incidents in increasingly poor weather.

You can read the full report here.

Belgian Grand Prix practice session results and timings in full:

1 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari 2:03.207 2
2 Oscar PIASTRI McLaren +0.585
3 Lando NORRIS McLaren +1.277
4 Charles LECLERC Ferrari +4.941
5 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing +5.033
6 Alexander ALBON Williams +5.187
7 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri +5.860
8 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team +6.022
9 Daniel RICCIARDO AlphaTauri +6.112
10 Nico HULKENBERG Haas F1 Team +6.835
11 Fernando ALONSO Aston Martin +7.076
12 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes +7.092
13 George RUSSELL Mercedes +7.268
14 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo +8.878
15 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo +10.795
16 Logan SARGEANT Williams – No time
17 Lance STROLL Aston Martin – No time
18 Pierre GASLY Alpine – No time
19 Esteban OCON Alpine – No time
20 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing – No time