2024 F1 Australian Grand Prix - Free Practice Results

Results from practice at the Australian Grand Prix, Round 3 of the 2024 F1 world championship.

Sergio Perez (MEX) Red Bull Racing RB20. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 3, Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park,
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Second practice

2024 F1 Australian Grand Prix - Free Practice Results (2)
1Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari1m17.277s
2Max VerstappenNEDOracle Red Bull Racing1m17.658s
3Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari1m17.707s
4Lance StrollCANAston Martin Aramco F1 Team1m17.822s
5Fernando AlonsoESPAston Martin Aramco F1 Team1m17.912s
6George RussellGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1m17.951s
7Oscar PiastriAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m18.077s
8Sergio PerezMEXOracle Red Bull Racing1m18.090s
9Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m18.155s
10Yuki TsunodaJPNVisa Cash App RB F1 Team1m18.188s
11Zhou GuanyuCHNStake F1 Team Kick Sauber1m18.421s
12Daniel RicciardoAUSVisa Cash App RB F1 Team1m18.534s
13Logan SargeantUSAWilliams Racing1m18.578s
14Valtteri BottasFINStake F1 Team Kick Sauber1m18.585s
15Pierre GaslyFRABWT Alpine F1 Team1m18.691s
16Nico HulkenbergGERMoneyGram Haas F1 Team1m18.702s
17Esteban OconFRABWT Alpine F1 Team1m18.705s
18Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1m18.834s
19Kevin MagnussenDENMoneyGram Haas F1 Team1m19.275s
20Alex AlbonTHAWilliams RacingNo Time Set

Charles Leclerc showed outstanding pace in the second practice session to top the timesheets.

Leclerc's margin over Max Verstappen was nearly 0.4s in Albert Park, while Carlos Sainz rounded out the top three.

Aston Martin enjoyed a strong day - ending fourth and fifth overall. 

First practice

2024 F1 Australian Grand Prix - Free Practice Results (1)
1Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m18.564s
2Max VerstappenNEDOracle Red Bull Racing1m18.582s
3George RussellGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1m18.597s
4Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari1m18.599s
5Yuki TsunodaJPNVisa Cash App RB F1 Team1m18.621s
6Sergio PerezMEXOracle Red Bull Racing1m18.642s
7Lance StrollCANAston Martin Aramco F1 Team1m18.667s
8Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari1m18.686s
9Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1m18.771s
10Oscar PiastriAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m18.918s
11Daniel RicciardoAUSVisa Cash App RB F1 Team1m19.274s
12Alex AlbonTHAWilliams Racing1m19.443s
13Kevin MagnussenDENMoneyGram Haas F1 Team1m19.489s
14Logan SargeantUSAWilliams Racing1m19.519s
15Esteban OconFRABWT Alpine F1 Team1m19.561s
16Nico HulkenbergGERMoneyGram Haas F1 Team1m19.604s
17Pierre GaslyFRABWT Alpine F1 Team1m19.622s
18Fernando AlonsoESPAston Martin Aramco F1 Team1m19.716s
19Zhou GuanyuCHNStake F1 Team Kick Sauber1m19.989s
20Valtteri BottasFINStake F1 Team Kick Sauber1m20.014s

In FP1, it was Norris who led the timesheets from Verstappen.

Had it not been for a moment at Turn 9, it's likely Verstappen would have topped the order, leaving it late to improve on tyres that were past their best.

It was a tricky opening session with Alex Albon crashing out with 20 minutes ago, causing a brief red flag period.

Valtteri Bottas narrowly kept it out of the barriers after a 360-degree spin.

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