Event: Hungarian F1 Grand Prix
Track: Hungaroring circuit

First Free Practice Results 2022 Hungarian F1 Grand Prix

Max Verstappen driving the Red Bull Racing RB18 on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Weather: dry  32.7°C
Tarmac: dry  54.6°C
Humidity : 27%
Wind : 2.4 m/s SE
Pressure: 987.2 bar

The track was very green at the start of the first practice for the upcoming 2022 Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix. After five minutes of practice Max Verstappen had put the quickest lap time up till then with the Red Bull RB18  and clocked a 1:21.235 min. on a set of soft tyres.

Because of the suspected thunderstorm for tomorrow, we saw the teams test out the three types of tyres compounds very early in the session. McLaren and Red Bull were also driving around with huge aero-racks to check out the airflow around the car in real life.

Fifteen minutes into the session Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc had driven the fastest lap. He now had recorded a 1:19.863 min, also on a set of 'soft' tyres. Verstappen was on P2 only 0.009s, while the other Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz was still 0.321s behind his teammate.

Halfway the session the leaderboard  top 10 order was: 1. Leclerc (1:19.426 | S), 2. Verstappen (+0.244s | S), 3. Sainz (+0.245s | S), 4. Hamilton (+0.284s | S), 5. Pérez (+0.768s | S), 6. Ricciardo (+0.952s | M), 7. Schumacher (+1.601s | S), 8. Norris (1.914s | M), 9. Ocon (+2.103s | M) and 10. Russell (+2.265s | H).

A few minutes later Mercedes driver George Russell had gone a lot quicker on a set of soft tyres and now and had been driven the second fastest lap time with the W13.

With fifteen minutes to go Verstappen had improved again and drove the first sub 1:19 lap time of the weekend. He was 0.159s quicker now than his 2022 drivers' title rival Leclerc. Pérez was still a second slower than his Red Bull teammate. Even McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo was faster than the Mexican driver.

In the end Sainz was quickest in the Ferrari with Verstappen on only 0.130s behind him.

1:17,550 min was the fastest lap time of last year's FP1 in Hungary. It was clocked by Max Verstappen with the Red Bull RB16B.

FP1 Times Table 2022 Hungarian GP

P No Driver Team Time 1st Gap Laps Tyres
1 55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:18,750 26 🔴S
2 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:18,880 +0,130s 24 🔴S
3 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:19,039 +0,289s 26 🔴S
4 4 Lando Norris McLaren 1:19,299 +0,549s 21 🔴S
5 63 George Russell Mercedes 1:19,606 +0,856s 28 🔴S
6 11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1:19,622 +0,872s 24 🔴S
7 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:19,710 +0,960s 25 🔴S
8 3 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1:19,841 +1,091s 28 🔴S
9 31 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:20,348 +1,598s 30 🔴S
10 14 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1:20,377 +1,627s 27 🔴S
11 5 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:20,383 +1,633s 26 🔴S
12 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:20,414 +1,664s 25 🔴S
13 10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:20,456 +1,706s 28 🔴S
14 22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:20,695 +1,945s 27 🔴S
15 24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 1:20,810 +2,060s 23 🔴S
16 23 Alex Albon Williams 1:20,834 +2,084s 28 🔴S
17 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:20,921 +2,171s 24 🔴S
18 47 Mick Schumacher Haas 1:21,027 +2,277s 25 🔴S
19 88 Robert Kubica Alfa Romeo 1:21,179 +2,429s 20 🔴S
20 6 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:21,413 +2,663s 27 🔴S

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