2022 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - FREE PRACTICE RESULTS (2)
1Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari1m30.074s
2Max VerstappenNEDOracle Red Bull Racing1m30.214s
3Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari1m30.320s
4Sergio PerezMEXOracle Bull Racing1m30.360s
5Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m30.513s
6George RussellGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m30.664s
7Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m30.735s
8Esteban OconFRABWT Alpine F1 Team1m30.760s
9Valtteri BottasFINAlfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen1m30.832s
10Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri1m30.886s
11Fernando AlonsoESPBWT Alpine F1 Team1m30.944s
12Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri1m30.963s
13Mick SchumacherGERHaas F1 Team1m31.169s
14Lance StrollCANAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team1m31.372s
15Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m31.572s
16Nico HulkenbergGERAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team1m31.615s
17Guanyu ZhouCHNAlfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen1m31.615s
18Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1m31.814s
19Alexander AlbonTHAWilliams Racing1m31.866s
20Kevin MagnussenDENHaas F1 Team1m32.344s

Formula 1 returns to Saudi Arabia just over three months since its inaugural race at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

The first-ever race in Saudi Arabia was a thriller with title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton going head-to-head for the race victory.

The pair came to blows on more than one occasion with Hamilton ultimately taking the victory, even though he had a damaged front wing after hitting the back of Verstappen who was deemed to have brake tested the seven-time champion.

Looking ahead to this weekend, Ferrari will go into the race with great confidence after taking a 1-2 finish at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.

Charles Leclerc won from pole position ahead of teammate Carlos Sainz to claim Ferrari's first win since 2019.

Mercedes secured a 3-4 after both Red Bulls retired from the race in the closing laps due to a fuel pump-related issue.

Haas and Alfa Romeo enjoyed their best races in some time with Kevin Magnussen and Valtteri Bottas finishing inside the top six. 

On the other hand, McLaren and Williams endured very difficult races as they battled Williams at the back of the grid.

All of the Mercedes-powered teams struggled for straight-line speed in Bahrain but it's still early days to say whether the German manufacturer has taken a step back in engine performance.

The Jeddah circuit has undergone some minor changes in a bid to improve safety, particularly at some of the tight corners which are blind for the drivers.

It's likely to be another battle between Red Bull and Ferrari at the front.

Recent Saudi Arabian GP winners:

2021 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)