With a red flag and rain ruining the last 30 minutes of practice 1 for the Belgium GP, no one was able to topple the two Ferraris at the top of the speed charts.
Before the rain hit the track, Carlos Sainz Jr. turned a lap of 1m46.538s to nip his Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc by just 0.069s.
Max Verstappen was third quick, 0.217s back for Red Bull, but it appeared he did not have his DRS open on his fast lap.
A whole host of drivers will be taking grid penalties for Sunday’s race, including the two title rivals…Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen will be starting at the back on Sunday, having decided to take engine penalties on a track where passing is possible
George Russell was 4th quick in the upgraded Mercedes, while Lance Stroll was a surprise 5th for Aston Martin, 0.899s behind.
Sandbagging Lewis Hamilton was 9th, 1.882s back.
Practice 1 Times
|1||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Ferrari||1:46.538||+0.000s||16|
|3||1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing Honda||1:46.755||+0.217s||10|
|5||18||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes||1:47.437||+0.899s||13|
|6||23||Alexander Albon||Williams Mercedes||1:47.835||+1.297s||15|
|7||3||Daniel Ricciardo||McLaren Mercedes||1:48.081||+1.543s||14|
|8||22||Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri Honda||1:48.310||+1.772s||16|
|10||11||Sergio Perez||Red Bull Racing Honda||1:48.474||+1.936s||13|
|11||6||Nicholas Latifi||Williams Mercedes||1:48.485||+1.947s||13|
|12||24||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo Ferrari||1:48.672||+2.134s||15|
|13||4||Lando Norris||McLaren Mercedes||1:49.470||+2.932s||15|
|14||14||Fernando Alonso||Alpine Renault||1:49.664||+3.126s||17|
|15||5||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes||1:49.813||+3.275s||12|
|16||31||Esteban Ocon||Alpine Renault||1:50.315||+3.777s||5|
|17||20||Kevin Magnussen||Haas Ferrari||1:50.982||+4.444s||9|
|18||47||Mick Schumacher||Haas Ferrari||1:51.259||+4.721s||15|
|19||40||Liam Lawson||AlphaTauri Honda||1:52.065||+5.527s||14|
|20||77||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo Ferrari||No Time||–||2|