Pierre Gasly (FRA) Alpine F1 Team A524. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Imola, Italy,
Pierre Gasly (FRA) Alpine F1 Team A524. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7…

2024 F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - Friday Practice as it happened

Lap times from Friday practice at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

17 May 2024
13:24
A moment for Verstappen

He looked on course to go fastest but cuts across the chicane after a moment. 

13:18
Verstappen on the move

He slots into fifth overall now, 0.250s off the pace. He spent some time in the pit lane after a visor strip got stuck in his brake duct. 

13:16
Order with 15 minutes to go

Leclerc, Russell, Sainz, Tsunoda, Hamilton, Piastri, Perez, Verstappen, Stroll and Ricciardo.

13:11
A spin for Hamilton

Hamilton goes for a spin at Acque Minerali but keeps it out of the barrier. No harm done. 

13:09
Leclerc pips Russell for top spot
Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari SF-24. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Imola, Italy, Practice
Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari SF-24. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7,…
13:05
Russell reclaims top spot

A 1m17.094s for Russell now, less than a tenth clear of Sainz. 

13:02
Strong lap from Sainz

He sets a 1m17.120s to go top of the order, just ahead of Leclerc. Hamilton completes the top three.

12:59
Leclerc makes the most of the soft

He sets a 1m17.438s to go 0.4s clear of Russell at the top of the timesheets. 

12:57
FP1 back underway

Just over 33 minutes on the clock. The Ferrari of Leclerc is now out there on the softs.

12:56
Current order

Russell, Piastri, Hamilton, Verstappen, Tsunoda, Sainz, Leclerc, Perez, Stroll and Ricciardo.

12:50
Red flag

A technical issue for Albon. He's stopped out on track. 

12:49
Hamilton makes it a Mercedes 1-3

A strong end to the lap from the seven-time world champion allows him to slot into third overall. 

12:45
Russell improves again

Mercedes' early impressive pace continues as he sets a 1m17.909s this time to stay ahead of Verstappen, who is on the softs.

12:43
Russell claims P1 again

A 1m18.193s for the Mercedes driver puts him 0.039s ahead of Piastri. Verstappen, Perez and Sainz complete the top five.

12:41
Current order after 10 minutes

Verstappen, Perez, Piastri, Hamilton, Russell, Tsunoda, Stroll, Sainz, Ricciardo and Leclerc.

12:39
The times continue to tumble

Piastri takes to the top now with a 1m18.986s, less than a tenth ahead of Hamilton. 

12:36
Russell sets the early pace for Mercedes

A 1m19.704s for Russell puts him 0.005s ahead of Hamilton. Verstappen is 0.3s off in third.

12:32
A busy track already

18 of the 20 cars are out on track at Imola as they get underway. After back-to-back sprint weekends, it's a conventional format this time. 

12:30
FP1 is underway

The first session at Imola is underway!

12:19
Change at Haas

Oliver Bearman will be driving the Haas in FP1 as he starts his run of sessions for the team. The Ferrari junior is set to drive in six FP1s this year.

Oliver Bearman (GBR) Ferrari Reserve Driver with Damon Hill (GBR) Sky Sports Presenter. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd
Oliver Bearman (GBR) Ferrari Reserve Driver with Damon Hill (GBR) Sky…
12:12
All you need to know ahead of FP1
Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7, Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Imola, Italy,
Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 7,…
12:09
Good afternoon

Hello everyone and welcome to the Crash.net live blog as we look forward to Friday practice for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola.

FP1 gets underway at 12:30pm UK time with a number of teams bringing updates to this race.