Formula 1: Alonso quickest in FP2

Portrait, Jeddah Corniche Circuit, GP2402a, F1, GP, Saudi Arabia
Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin F1 Team, in the garage

Fernando Alonso finished on top in Jeddah as Thursday’s running came to a close with Free Practice 2. The Spaniard piloted his Aston Martin to the top spot with the weekends fastest lap thus far with a blistering 1:28.827, eclipsing Max Verstappen’s FP1 time by nearly a full second as teams completed long runs on both medium and soft compounds in anticipation for tomorrow’s Free Practice 3 and Qualifying sessions.

Verstappen, on a different run plan from FP1, set the third fastest time behind the Mercedes of George Russell.

HIGHLIGHTS: Relive the action as Alonso heads Russell in floodlit Saudi Arabian FP2

Charles LeClerc moved up a position with the forth quickest time ahead of Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll, and teammate Carlos Sainz. Lewis Hamilton stayed in position at 8th as the Mercedes driver suffered a power failure near the end of the session, forcing him to retire from the session early, as he was followed by the Alpine of Pierre Gasly and the McLaren of Oscar Piastri.

That concludes todays running as teams prepare for Friday’s for more on track action this evening as teams take to the track under the lights for FP2 at 20:00 local time. Full weekend schedule and FP1 results are below.



DateSessionTime (Local Circuit)
Mar. 7thPractice 116:30 – 17:30
Practice 220:00 – 21:00
Mar. 8thPractice 316:30 – 17:30
Qualifying20:00 – 21:00
Mar. 9thRace20:00

Free Practice 2 Results:

114Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:28.82728
263George RussellMERCEDES1:29.0570.230s24
31Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:29.1580.331s27
416Charles LeclercFERRARI1:29.1800.353s25
511Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:29.3000.473s27
618Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:29.3360.509s27
755Carlos SainzFERRARI1:29.4550.628s26
844Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:29.5040.677s22
910Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT1:29.5280.701s29
1081Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:29.5940.767s27
1122Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:29.6660.839s28
124Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:29.7580.931s23
1324Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:29.7770.950s27
1423Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:29.7890.962s28
1531Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:29.9011.074s27
162Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:29.9341.107s27
1720Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1:29.9851.158s24
1827Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:30.0771.250s26
193Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:30.0881.261s29
2077Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:30.1531.326s27