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Max Verstappen topped the timesheets ahead of Charles Leclerc and George Russell with a hugely impressive lap on the soft tyres at the end of FP1.

The Red Bull driver clocked a time of 1:06.032 to put him over three-tenths clear of Leclerc before switching his focus to long runs in preparation for tomorrow’s sprint.

George Russell and Sergio Perez came home in third and fourth respectively, with Lewis Hamilton finishing in fifth place ahead of Kevin Magnussen, Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso.

The session was also disrupted by two red-flag periods, with Lando Norris stopping on track early on before a chunk of debris between Turn Six and Turn Seven forced another stoppage with just 21 minutes remaining.