2022 F1 Japanese Grand Prix - FREE PRACTICE RESULTS (1)
Pos Driver Nat.Team Time
1Fernando AlonsoESPBWT Alpine F1 Team1m42.248s
2Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari1m42.563s
3Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari1m42.634s
4Esteban OconFRABWT Alpine F1 Team1m43.022s
5Kevin MagnussenDENHaas F1 Team1m43.258s
6Max VerstappenNEDOracle Red Bull Racing1m43.362s
7Mick Schumacher GERHaas F1 Team1m43.761s
8Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m43.889s
9Valtteri BottasFINAlfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen1m43.969s
10Sergio PerezMEXOracle Red Bull Racing1m44.234s
11Zhou GuanyuCHNAlfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen1m44.429s
12Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m44.486s
13Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m44.558s
14Lance StrollCANAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team1m44.570s
15Alex AlbonTHAWilliams Racing1m44.791s
16Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri1m44.878s
17Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1m45.424s
18George RussellGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m46.103s
19Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri 1m46.192s
20Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team1m48.090s

Fernando Alonso set the pace in first practice on F1's return to Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Heavy rain fell ahead of FP1 meaning it was a slow start to the session.

However, it wasn't too long of a wait before all of the teams took to the track to gather crucial data for race day, which could be wet.

Alonso ended the session on top ahead of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc.

Recent F1 Japanese GP winners

2019 - Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

2018 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2017 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2016 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

2015 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2014 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)