Max Verstappen clocked the fastest lap during the first Friday practice session of the Austrian Grand Prix. The Dutchman was quickest lapping the Red Bull Ring ahead of the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.

During this weekend’s FP1 and 2, the teams are obliged to run a set of Pirelli prototype tyres over twelve laps, following a construction change Pirelli has made to their rear tyres, following the issues in Baku.

When the pitlane opens, it is overcast with a 40% chance of rain, resulting in a relative mild 17 degrees Celsius air temperature and a 31-degree temp for the track.

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