F1 results: Leclerc fastest in Dutch GP practice on Friday

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc set the fastest time during Dutch Grand Prix practice at Zandvoort on Friday, round 15 of the 2022 Formula 1 world championship.

F1 results: Leclerc fastest in Dutch GP practice on Friday

After George Russell’s Mercedes set the pace in FP1, heading a Mercedes 1-2, Ferrari rebounded to lock out the top two positions in FP2 as Leclerc clocked the fastest time of the day at 1m12.345s to pip team-mate Carlos Sainz by 0.004s.

Max Verstappen only managed the eighth-fastest time in FP2 after a gearbox problem ended his FP1 session prematurely.

Dutch Grand Prix FP1 results: Russell fastest from Hamilton

Cla Driver Chassis Laps Time Gap Interval km/h
1 United Kingdom George Russell Mercedes 29 1'12.455     211.612
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 28 1'12.695 0.240 0.240 210.914
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Ferrari 30 1'12.845 0.390 0.150 210.479
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 32 1'12.929 0.474 0.084 210.237
5 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 31 1'13.077 0.622 0.148 209.811
6 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 30 1'13.127 0.672 0.050 209.668
7 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 30 1'13.416 0.961 0.289 208.842
8 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 31 1'13.633 1.178 0.217 208.227
9 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 33 1'13.963 1.508 0.330 207.298
10 Thailand Alex Albon Williams 29 1'14.063 1.608 0.100 207.018
11 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 29 1'14.163 1.708 0.100 206.739
12 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 30 1'14.257 1.802 0.094 206.477
13 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas 31 1'14.405 1.950 0.148 206.066
14 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 28 1'14.474 2.019 0.069 205.875
15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 28 1'14.500 2.045 0.026 205.804
16 China Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 18 1'14.534 2.079 0.034 205.710
17 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 31 1'14.630 2.175 0.096 205.445
18 Finland Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 22 1'14.695 2.240 0.065 205.266
19 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 7 1'14.714 2.259 0.019 205.214
20 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 33 1'15.122 2.667 0.408 204.099

What happened in Dutch GP Free Practice 1?

Verstappen caused a red flag in the early stages when his Red Bull ground to a halt with a gearbox problem that put him out of the session after just a handful of laps on hard compound tyres.

Fernando Alonso set the soft-tyred bar at 1m13.635s, soon topped by Lando Norris on 1m12.929s and then Sainz on 1m12.845s

Mercedes ran longer on hards early on, so the track grip had evolved further by the time they switched to softs. Russell went to the top of the times on 1m12.455s with 13 minutes to go, with Hamilton taking P2, 0.240s in arrears of his team-mate.

Sainz was third, ahead of the McLarens of Norris and Daniel Ricciardo (who took a trip through the gravel at Turn 11). Leclerc was sixth, ahead of Perez – who suffered a grassy off but continued.

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Dutch Grand Prix FP2 results: Leclerc fastest from Sainz

Cla Driver Chassis Laps Time Gap Interval km/h
1 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 27 1'12.345     211.934
2 Spain Carlos Sainz Ferrari 30 1'12.349 0.004 0.004 211.922
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 21 1'12.417 0.072 0.068 211.723
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 24 1'12.448 0.103 0.031 211.633
5 United Kingdom George Russell Mercedes 27 1'12.655 0.310 0.207 211.030
6 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 28 1'12.746 0.401 0.091 210.766
7 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 25 1'12.848 0.503 0.102 210.471
8 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 22 1'13.042 0.697 0.194 209.912
9 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 27 1'13.305 0.960 0.263 209.158
10 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 10 1'13.362 1.017 0.057 208.996
11 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 19 1'13.419 1.074 0.057 208.834
12 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 23 1'13.493 1.148 0.074 208.623
13 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 27 1'13.604 1.259 0.111 208.309
14 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 27 1'13.611 1.266 0.007 208.289
15 China Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 25 1'13.624 1.279 0.013 208.252
16 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 16 1'13.666 1.321 0.042 208.134
17 Thailand Alex Albon Williams 26 1'13.837 1.492 0.171 207.651
18 Finland Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 27 1'14.167 1.822 0.330 206.728
19 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas 25 1'14.282 1.937 0.115 206.408
20 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 24 1'14.797 2.452 0.515 204.986

What happened in Dutch GP Free Practice 2?

Verstappen employed his hitherto unused softs in the early going, setting the bar at 1m13.465s. That was 0.079s faster than Sainz on mediums.

Sainz then went faster on 1m13.412s, Leclerc getting within 0.025s, as Verstappen got mired in traffic on his second push lap.

Sainz switched to softs and lowered his P1 time to 1m12.349s, 0.068s clear of Hamilton, with Russell three tenths further back. Leclerc ran later, and pipped Sainz by 0.004s.

Hamilton was third ahead of Norris and Russell. Verstappen could only manage eighth, seven tenths off the pace.

Yuki Tsunoda caused a red flag with 12 minutes to go when he beached his AlphaTauri.

Marshals remove the car of Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03, from the gravel

Marshals remove the car of Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03, from the gravel

Photo by: Alastair Staley / Motorsport Images

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