Valtteri Bottas topped Free Practice 1 closely followed by team-mate Lewis Hamilton in second. The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team were over half a second faster than their nearest competitor Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Alexander Albon.
Scuderia AlphaTauri pairing Daniil Kyvat and Pierre Gasly had a strong performance, the duo finished fourth and sixth respectively, one of their best performing practices. Gasly took a spin towards the end of the session coming out of the second chicane.
Max Verstappen could only position himself fifth. The Dutch driver took a spin which red flagged the session. He still drove his car back to the pit, missing a nose.
Sergio Perez (Racing Point) and Lando Norris (McLaren) recorded the same personal best time of 1:21:747. They placed seventh and eighth respectively.
Finishing off the top ten was Daniel Ricciardo (Renault) in ninth and Carlos Sainz Jr. (McLaren) in tenth.
Esteban Ocon (Renault) and Lance Stroll (Racing Point) will be disappointed in their performances. The young duo tends to run high in the times and get themselves up into the top ten. Today, they could on get their cars in twelfth and thirteenth respectively.
There were more woes for Scuderia Ferrari, who couldn’t place any of their cars in the top ten. Charles Leclerc only placed eleventh where Sebastian Vettel had a horrible practice coming in nineteenth, a second down on his team-mate and sandwiched by the two Williams Racing cars.
Roy Nissany took over George Russell’s Williams car to get a run out in the practice. He managed to do better than Russell’s team-mate Nicholas Latifi. Nissany finished eighteenth and Latifi bottom in twentieth.
Haas F1 Team duo Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen finished fourteenth and fifteenth where Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN pairing Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi finished sixteenth and seventeenth respectively, finishing off the grid.
|1||77||Valtteri Bottas||FIN||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team||1:20.703||28|
|2||44||Lewis Hamilton||GBR||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team||1:20.948||+0.245s||27|
|3||23||Alexander Albon||THA||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||1:21.500||+0.797s||30|
|4||26||Daniil Kvyat||RUS||Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda||1:21.555||+0.852s||31|
|5||33||Max Verstappen||NED||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||1:21.641||+0.938s||22|
|6||10||Pierre Gasly||FRA||Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda||1:21.667||+0.964s||27|
|7||11||Sergio Pérez||MEX||BWT Racing Point Formula One Team||1:21.747||+1.044s||25|
|8||4||Lando Norris||GBR||McLaren F1 Team||1:21.747||+1.044s||29|
|9||3||Daniel Ricciardo||AUS||Renault DP World F1 Team||1:21.789||+1.086s||22|
|10||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||ESP||McLaren F1 Team||1:21.821||+1.118s||27|
|11||16||Charles Leclerc||MON||Scuderia Ferrari||1:21.904||+1.201s||25|
|12||31||Esteban Ocon||FRA||Renault DP World F1 Team||1:21.984||+1.281s||28|
|13||18||Lance Stroll||CAN||BWT Racing Point Formula One Team||1:22.131||+1.428s||21|
|14||8||Romain Grosjean||FRA||Haas F1 Team||1:22.409||+1.706s||20|
|15||20||Kevin Magnussen||DEN||Haas F1 Team||1:22.422||+1.719s||19|
|16||99||Antonio Giovinazzi||ITA||Alfa Romeo Racing||1:22.552||+1.849s||24|
|17||7||Kimi Räikkönen||FIN||Alfa Romeo Racing||1:22.619||+1.916s||27|
|18||40||Roy Nissany||ISR||Williams Racing||1:22.826||+2.123s||25|
|19||5||Sebastian Vettel||GER||Scuderia Ferrari||1:22.988||+2.285s||24|
|20||6||Nicholas Latifi||CAN||Williams Racing||1:23.120||+2.417s||22|