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F1 Results Today: Saudi Arabia Grand Prix practice times - Loose drain covers halt session AGAIN

F1 Results Today: Saudi Arabia Grand Prix practice times - Loose drain covers halt session AGAIN

F1 Results Today: Saudi Arabia Grand Prix practice times - Loose drain covers halt session AGAIN

F1 Results Today: Saudi Arabia Grand Prix practice times - Loose drain covers halt session AGAIN

FP2 was delayed on Thursday afternoon in Jeddah after yet more issues with loose drain covers, a problem which has become bizarrely common in modern Formula 1.

Max Verstappen dominated the timing sheets during FP1, but was hounded by the Aston Martin of Fernando Alonso - who then went on to set the fastest time in FP2.

The Dutchman complained - as he frequently does - that his Red Bull was 'jumping a lot', but it didn't seem to prevent him from firing his car around the 27 corners of the Jeddah circuit.

His team-mate Sergio Perez set the third fastest time in the first session, but it was Alonso who split the two Red Bulls - a surprise given the Spaniard's tough race in Bahrain.

A number of drivers complained of 'dangerous' traffic during the session, with several incidents where rapid avoiding action had to be taken.

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F1 FP2 Results: Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2024

1. Fernando Alonso [Aston Martin] - 1:28.827sec

2. George Russell [Mercedes] - +0.230sec

3. Max Verstappen [Red Bull] - +0.331sec

4. Charles Leclerc [Ferrari] - +0.353sec

5. Sergio Perez [Red Bull] - +0.473sec

6. Lance Stroll [Aston Martin] - +0.509sec

7. Carlos Sainz [Ferrari] - +0.628sec

8. Lewis Hamilton [Mercedes] - +0.677sec

9. Pierre Gasly [Alpine] - +0.701sec

10. Oscar Piastri [McLaren] - +0.767sec

11. Yuki Tsunoda [VCARB] - +0.839sec

12. Lando Norris [McLaren] - +0.931sec

13. Zhou Guanyu [Kick Sauber] - +0.950sec

14. Alex Albon [Williams] - +0.962sec

15. Esteban Ocon [Alpine] - +1.074sec

16. Logan Sargeant [Williams] - +1.107sec

17. Kevin Magnussen [Haas] - +1.158sec

18. Nico Hulkenberg [Haas] - +1.250sec

19. Daniel Ricciardo [VCARB] - +1.261sec

20. Valtteri Bottas [Kick Sauber] - +1.326sec

F1 FP1 Results: Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2024

1. Max Verstappen [Red Bull] - 1:29.659sec

2. Fernando Alonso [Aston Martin] - +0.186sec

3. Sergio Perez [Red Bull] - +0.209sec

4. George Russell [Mercedes] - +0.280sec

5. Charles Leclerc [Ferrari] - +0.371sec

6. Carlos Sainz [Ferrari] - +0.505sec

7. Lando Norris [McLaren] - +0.572sec

8. Lewis Hamilton [Mercedes] - +0.577sec

9. Lance Stroll [Aston Martin] - +0.921sec

10. Alex Albon [Williams] - +1.088sec

11. Valtteri Bottas [Kick Sauber] - +1.124sec

12. Daniel Ricciardo [VCARB] - +1.258sec

13. Esteban Ocon [Alpine] - +1.286sec

14. Logan Sargeant [Williams] - +1.307sec

15. Oscar Piastri [McLaren] - +1.318sec

16. Yuki Tsunoda [VCARB] - +1.377sec

17. Pierre Gasly [Alpine] - +1.387sec

18. Zhou Guanyu [Kick Sauber] - +1.472sec

19. Nico Hulkenberg [Haas] - +1.752sec

20. Kevin Magnussen [Haas] - +1.918sec

How does F1 Qualifying work?

The 60-minute qualifying session is split into three finite windows which provides a dramatic prelude to Saturday's big race.

The bottom five drivers are eliminated at the end of Q1, with a further five eliminated after Q2.

Then Q3 gives us a shootout between the remaining 10 drivers in the battle for positions at the front of the grid.

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