Leclerc leads Hungarian practice, Perez crashes

Leclerc leads Hungarian practice, Perez crashes

Charles Leclerc set the fastest time for Ferrari in the second practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix. The first session was heavily affected by rain and was rendered almost meaningless. Leclerc’s best time was 1 minute 17.686 seconds on a dry track. Lando Norris from McLaren was second, followed by Pierre Gasly from Alpine and Yuki Tsunoda from AlphaTauri. Max Verstappen, the championship leader, finished 11th but teams were using an “Alternative Tyre Allocation” trial that limited the number of sets available. Verstappen chose not to do a low-fuel run on the soft tires to save them for better preparation tomorrow.

Sergio Perez, driving for Red Bull, crashed his newly-upgraded car just two minutes into practice. He lost control and hit the tire wall at turn five. Perez expressed disbelief over the team radio. In the second session, he finished 18th after damaging a set of soft tires. Perez has been struggling in recent races, failing to qualify in the top 10 and only standing on the podium once. The pressure is mounting on him, with Red Bull reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo being considered as a possible replacement. Ricciardo, who previously drove for McLaren, returned to the cockpit for Red Bull’s sister team AlphaTauri and finished 14th in the second session.

George Russell from Mercedes led the first practice session after the rain subsided. Oscar Piastri from McLaren was second, followed by Lance Stroll from Aston Martin and Lando Norris. Piastri had to miss part of the later session due to damage to his car’s floor. Lewis Hamilton, the seven-times world champion, struggled in both sessions and set no time in the first session. He finished 16th in the second session. Hamilton and Russell both used medium tires. Carlos Sainz from Ferrari also caused red flags in the first practice when he got stuck at turn three.

Overall, the practice sessions for the Hungarian Grand Prix were affected by rain and crashes. Charles Leclerc set the fastest time, while Sergio Perez crashed early on. Max Verstappen focused on saving his tires for better preparation tomorrow. The pressure is on Perez, with Daniel Ricciardo being considered as a possible replacement. George Russell led the first practice session, and Lewis Hamilton struggled with the car’s setup. Carlos Sainz also caused a red flag during the first practice.

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