In the first practice session of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Red Bull continued their impressive form from the previous race in Bahrain.
Max Verstappen topped the timesheets, with Sergio Perez close behind in second place. Fernando Alonso’s Aston Martin was third fastest, followed by Lance Stroll in fourth, who outpaced both George Russell and Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz finished seventh, ahead of Pierre Gasly of Alpine. Despite hoping for a more competitive showing against Red Bull, Ferrari was not able to challenge them in the first practice session.
Charles Leclerc, Sainz’s teammate, will have a 10-place grid penalty in the race due to using more electronic control units than allowed, after experiencing two failures in Bahrain.
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