In the first practice, Carlos Sainz was the fastest at Interlagos –

In the first practice, Carlos Sainz was the fastest at Interlagos –
In the first practice, Carlos Sainz was the fastest at Interlagos –

Carlos Sainz set the fastest time in the first practice session at GP São Paulo 2023 ahead of Leclerc and Russell.

The drivers have only one practice session before qualifying. In Brazil, there is another weekend with a sprint. The 60 minutes of driving were not without minor problems.

Verstappen complained about a loose seat at the start, while Piastri reported a broken right mirror. Ricciardo had a damaged floor that had to be repaired in the pits. Alonso again had to return to the pits with a suspected puncture.

Halfway through practice, there was contact between Norris and Hülkenberg on the track.

The riders started on hard tires. After that, some put on soft or medium shoes.

The Red Bull drivers, among others, did not use soft tires, and because of this they ended up in lower positions. We didn’t even see red-marked tires on the cars of Mercedes, Aston Martin or Norris.

Qualifying starts at 19:00.

The results

P. Rider Team Time Loss Wheels Tires.
1 Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1:11.732 30 soft
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:11.840 0.108 32 soft
3 George Russell Mercedes 1:11.865 0.133 31 medium
4 Nico Hulkenberg Haas 1:11.928 0.196 19 soft
5 Alexander Albon Williams 1:12.044 0.312 28 soft
6 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:12.136 0.404 26 medium
7 Pierre Gasly Alpine 1:12.184 0.452 31 medium
8 Kuan-yu Chou Alfa Romeo 1:12.481 0.749 27 soft
9 Logan Sargeant Williams 1:12.579 0.847 30 soft
10 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:12.592 0.860 24 soft
11 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 1:12.615 0.883 28 hard
12 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.638 0.906 30 medium
13 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:12.714 0.982 29 medium
14 Daniel Ricciardo AlphaTauri 1:12.778 1.046 27 medium
15 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:12.779 1.047 30 medium
16 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:12,793 1.061 30 hard
17 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:13.012 1,280 31 medium
18 Sergio Perez Red Bull 1:13.056 1.324 31 hard
19 Lando Norris McLaren 1:13.629 1,897 25 hard
20 Oscar Piastri McLaren 1:13.838 2.106 28 hard


4:30 p.m.: The first training ends.

4:27 p.m: Sainz took the lead…

4:25 p.m: More riders are putting on soft tires.

4:18 p.m.: The Williams drivers also put on the soft.

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16:07: Contact between Hülkenberg and Norris.

4:06 p.m.: Steiner told Sky Sports they wanted to save the medium tires for the race.

4:04 p.m: Haas drivers on soft tires…

4:00 p.m.: Headed by Russell. The second still on hard Alonso.

3:57 p.m.: Ricciardo has a damaged floor and is in the pits.

3:56 p.m.: Cunoda and Russell put on medium tires. The Japanese took the lead.

3:52 p.m.:

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3:51 p.m.: We have other little things here. Verstappen complained about a loose seat at the start, while Piastri reported a broken right mirror.

15:50: Alonso is due to return to the pits due to a puncture.

3:39 p.m.: Sprint and the end of the season. The teams didn’t bring any parts… except for a small thing in the front wing area on the Haas. Alonso said that they will try to somehow mix in new parts from previous races and hopefully that will help. Now Alonso is third so far.

15:37: A rare match so far. Everyone rode on hard tires. Max Verstappen leads as usual.

3:30 p.m: Training begins…

3:23 p.m.: Chance of rain is 20%.

15:22: The air is 30 °C, the track 41 °C.

3:19 p.m.: The last sprint of the year awaits us, which means that the qualification for Sunday’s race will be held this evening.

3:18 p.m.: Welcome to the online broadcast of the first and only training session in Brazil.

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