Back again in the Styrian hills, Verstappen ended up being the only non-Mercedes powered car within six-tenths of Perez's time.
Ferrari hopeful with new upgrade
Testing new parts has already become a huge part of the season and we are only eight days in.
Many teams are using FP1 more like a pre-season test rather than working on race pace, particularly the scarlet Ferrari.
Promising from retirees of last race
For the people concerned about the reliability of the cars the session would have been boosting confidence heading into the weekend.
The only concerning moment of the session was when Williams' Nicholas Latifi brought out a red flag after his car slowed on the run towards turn four and he pulled off to the side of the track.
Daniil Kvyat had the only other noteworthy moment of the session - a spin at the exit of turn three.
With rain looking likely on Saturday, FP2 will be different to usual as more time may be put into qualifying practice. It was an interesting session at the Styrian GP.