Live: F1 Saudi Arabian GP updates – FP1 & FP2
The 2022 Formula 1 season resumes with Friday practice for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
The Saudi Arabian GP follows on from a dramatic season-opener in Bahrain, where Charles Leclerc led a Ferrari 1-2 from team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr as Red Bull suffered a double retirement when both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez suffered a vacuum issue within its fuel system.
Sebastian Vettel is missing for Aston Martin again due to COVID-19, with Nico Hulkenberg continuing in his role as super-sub which he undertook at the Bahrain GP and on three occasions for the team back in 2020.
FP1 starts at 2pm GMT (5pm local time) and will run for one hour, with FP2 taking place at 5pm GMT (8pm local time) and will also run for one hour.
By: Haydn Cobb, Lewis Duncan
This one could roll on for a while tonight. We'll bring you the latest news and F1 reaction when we get it.
Both Red Bulls and Mercedes drivers are on the mediums during the high fuel running, as Perez shows how to ride the kerb through Turns 16-17. He got a proper grind going before hopping off.
Leclerc has bumped into the inside wall with his front-left and damaged his Ferrari. He trundles back to the pits but that looks set to wreck his race run with 19 minutes of FP2 to go.
12 drivers immediately out on track for the one-hour session. The track temperature is around four degrees Celsius cooler than FP1.