Formula 1 2022 results – Sao Paulo Grand Prix: FP1

Charles Leclerc locks up. Sao Paulo, November 2022 Credit: Alamy
Charles Leclerc locks up. Sao Paulo, November 2022 Credit: Alamy

Sergio Perez ended the all important FP1 top of the timesheets as drivers prepared for qualifying at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix.

With the Sprint weekend shaking up the order of the proceedings, an added importance was applied to the first outing of the weekend and all three slick tyre compounds were on display at some point.

There was just 0.008 seconds separating the top three with Perez marginally pipping Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen.

It was an encouraging performance for Ferrari who, with Leclerc’s P2 and Sainz’s P4, looked to be back on the pace following their difficulties in Mexico.

Verstappen, who never seemed truly comfortable with the balance of the car, finished P3 while the two Mercedes cars were in P5 and P6.

You can read the full report here.

FP1 results: 2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix First Practice

1 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing 1:11.853
2 Charles LECLERC Ferrari +0.004
3 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing +0.008
4 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari +0.186
5 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes +0.187
6 George RUSSELL Mercedes +0.202
7 Sebastian VETTEL Aston Martin +0.304
8 Mick SCHUMACHER Haas F1 Team +0.461
9 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo +0.613
10 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri +0.614
11 Fernando ALONSO Alpine +0.701
12 Alexander ALBON Williams +0.780
13 Esteban OCON Alpine +0.852
14 Lance STROLL Aston Martin +0.906
15 Lando NORRIS McLaren +1.102
16 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team +1.144
17 Nicholas LATIFI Williams +1.166
18 ZHOU Guanyu Alfa Romeo +1.262
19 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri +1.494
20 Daniel RICCIARDO McLaren +1.506

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