Formula 1: Norris sets the pace in FP1


Lando Norris came out swinging in the first practice session at Silverstone Friday, the British driver heald off Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll and teammate Oscar Piastri as Red Bull was unable to mount any sort of challenge for pace with Verstappen.

The relatively quiet session was interrupted once for a beached RB of Yuki Tsunoda, the Japanese driver found himself in the gravel at Luffield as marshals threw red flags to recovery the stranded VCARB 01. As action resumed with 44 minutes remaining tin the session, Carlos Sainz jumped to the top spot as lap times rolled in before being supplanted by the McLaren of Norris.

HIGHLIGHTS: Watch the action from FP1 at Silverstone as Norris leads Stroll and Tsunoda spins out

A light drizzle began to fall towards the end of the session, the final dry times began to come in as Verstappen slotted himself forth ahead of the Mercedes duo of Russell and Hamilton. Fernando Alonso ended his session seventh, followed by the Ferrari’s of LeClerc and Sainz as Esteban Ocon ended 10th.

Outside of the standard running, the first practice of the weekend saw several teams running rookie driver programs. Haas F1 led the way with 2025 signing Oliver Bearman who ended his session 14th overall. Bearman made waves early in the season when he replaced Carlos Sainz in Saudi Arabia as the Spanish driver recovered from an appendectomy and finished 7th in his debut for the Scuderia. Jack Doohan made took over the Alpine of Pierre Gasly and ended his day 17th, ahead of the Williams of Franco Coapinto and the Red Bull of Issac Hadjar, who took over Sergio Perez’s machine.

Second practice starts at 16:00 local time, tune in live for all the action as teams attack the some of the quickest curves in Formula 1.


DateSessionTime (Local Circuit)
July 5thPractice 112:30 – 13:30
Practice 216:00 – 17:00
July 6thPractice 311:30 – 12:30
Qualifying15:00 – 16:00
July 7thRace15:00

Free Practice 1 Results

14Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:27.42026
218Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:27.5540.134s22
381Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:27.6310.211s18
41Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:27.7290.309s25
563George RussellMERCEDES1:27.7380.318s26
614Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:27.7940.374s27
744Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:27.8580.438s26
816Charles LeclercFERRARI1:27.9030.483s26
955Carlos SainzFERRARI1:27.9250.505s27
1031Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:27.9740.554s24
1127Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:28.0820.662s22
1277Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:28.2540.834s26
133Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:28.4771.057s24
1450Oliver BearmanHAAS FERRARI1:28.5361.116s25
1524Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:28.5901.170s24
1623Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:28.6491.229s25
1761Jack DoohanALPINE RENAULT1:28.7351.315s22
1845Franco ColapintoWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:29.0781.658s24
1937Isack HadjarRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:29.2701.850s15
2022Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:29.8642.444s5