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.
|1||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Ferrari||1:11.732||30||soft|
|6||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||1:12.136||0.404||26||medium|
|8||Kuan-yu Chou||Alfa Romeo||1:12.481||0.749||27||soft|
|11||Fernando Alonso||Aston Martin||1:12.615||0.883||28||hard|
|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|
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.
- About what
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.
3:51 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.