Carlos Sainz was quickest in the first free practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Spaniard was followed by Max Verstappen, second and his Scuderia Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc.
51 laps. Both drivers ran only the Soft tyre to get a handle on track conditions that were evolving constantly. By the end of the first run, Charles got down to a 1’19”426 and Carlos posted a 1’19”671. They then both took on a new set of tyres, with the Monegasque managing a 1’19”039, while the Spaniard posted the quickest time of all in 1’18”750.
Towards the end of the hour, both cars ran with a higher fuel load to check out the car’s behaviour in race configuration. The Scuderia pair completed a total of 51 laps, 25 for Sainz, 26 for Leclerc.