2022 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - FREE PRACTICE RESULTS (3)
1Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari1m29.735s
2Max VerstappenNEDOracle Red Bull Racing1m29.768s
3Sergio PerezMEXOracle Bull Racing1m29.833s
4Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari1m30.009s
5Valtteri BottasFINAlfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen1m30.030s
6Esteban OconFRABWT Alpine F1 Team1m30.139s
7Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri1m30.148s
8Kevin MagnussenDENHaas F1 Team1m30.262s
9Fernando AlonsoESPBWT Alpine F1 Team1m30.296s
10Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri1m30.415s
11Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m30.707s
12Mick SchumacherGERHaas F1 Team1m30.765s
13Guanyu ZhouCHNAlfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen1m30.946s
14George RussellGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m30.983s
15Lance StrollCANAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team1m31.067s
16Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m31.186s
17Alexander AlbonTHAWilliams Racing1m31.374s
18Nico HulkenbergGERAston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team1m31.424s
19Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m31.529s
20Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1m31.922s

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)