Perez tops opening practice for the Styrian GP

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez, driving the pink Force India Mercedes, an exact copy of last year's works Mercedes, turned a lap at 1m04.867s to top opening practice for the 2nd Austrian GP – called the Styrian GP – at the Red Bull Ring near Zeltweg.

Max Verstappen was a close 2nd for Red Bull just 0.096s behind as he looks to recover from last weekend's DNF.

The works Mercedes duo of Valtteri Bottas (last week's winner) and Lewis Hamilton were 3rd and 4th while Lance Stroll in the 2nd pink Mercedes rounded out the top-5.

The two Ferraris were 10th (Vettel) and 12th (Leclerc) almost 1-second off the pace.

Practice 1 Results

1 Sergio Perez MEX BWT Racing Point F1 Team 1m 04.867
2 Max Verstappen NED Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1m 04.963
3 Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG 1m 05.089
4 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG 1m 05.120
5 Lance Stroll CAN BWT Racing Point F1 Team 1m 05.396
6 Alexander Albon THA Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1m 05.483
7 Carlos Sainz ESP McLaren F1 Team 1m 05.602
8 Pierre Gasly FRA Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 1m 05.698
9 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Renault F1 Team 1m 05.769
10 Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari 1m 05.770
11 Daniil Kvyat RUS Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 1m 05.815
12 Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari 1m 05.837
13 Esteban Ocon FRA Renault F1 Team 1m 05.874
14 Lando Norris GBR McLaren F1 Team 1m 05.908
15 Kimi Raikkonen FIN Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen 1m 06.441
16 Romain Grosjean FRA Haas F1 Team 1m 06.446
17 Jack Aitken GBR Williams Racing 1m 06.768
18 Robert Kubica POL Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen 1m 06.797
19 Nicholas Latifi CAN Williams Racing 1m 09.598
20 Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas F1 Team No time set

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