F1 FP1 Results: Racing Point’s Sergio Perez fastest man in first practice session | Formula 1 2020 Styrian GP

Subham Jindal
|Published 10/07/2020

F1 FP1 Results have gone shockingly in favour of Sergio Perez, with the Racing Point clocking the fastest lap in the Styrian GP.

The Formula One 2020 second weekend is underway with the Practice Sessions at the Styrian Grand Prix. The high speed sessions Racing Point’s Sergio Perez finishing P1, with Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas behind him. Lewis Hamilton finished fourth, but would be expected to do better in the weekend. Perez clocked a best lap timing of 1:04:087.

Ferrari have looked woefully off pace again, with both Leclerc and Vettel struggling for grip and straight line pace. However, it would be silly to read too much into FP1 times, with teams experimenting a lot with fuel usage and different modes on the car.

F1 FP1 Results

  • Sergio Perez Racing Point 1:04.867
  • Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing +0.096
  • Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.222
  • Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.253
  • Lance Stroll Racing Point +0.529
  • Alex Albon Red Bull Racing +0.616
  • Carlos Sainz McLaren +0.735
  • Pierre Gasly Alpha Tauri +0.831
  • Daniel Ricciardo Renault +0.902
  • Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +0.903

Austrian GP’s podium finishers disappointed to finish out of Top 10, with Charles Leclerc in P12, and Lando Norris in P14.

Racing Point was the surprise of the session, with Sergio Perez finishing top, ahead of the likes of Mercdes and Red Bull. His temmate Lance Stroll finished 5th.

Also read: Ferrari’s Mugello circuit and Sochi added to the 2020 race calendar

What to look forward to this weekend at the Red Bull Ring?

With Mercedes looking like the team to beat yet gain, the focus in firmly on Racing Point and Red Bull. Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen are looking very impressive, and could pose problems to the German outfit this weekend.

The Mercedes engine is working well in Austria and while Red Bull do look like a threat, we’ll have to wait and see if they have rectified their reliability issues from last weekend.

The qualifying sessions take place tomorrow, with the Final Race on Sunday at Austria’s Red Bull Ring. 

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