Hamilton outpaces Rosberg at the Hungaroring

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Mercedes top first practice in Hungary ahead of the Ferraris of Raikkonen and Alonso.

Mercedes Lewis Hamilton went quickest in the opening practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend, beating team-mate Nico Rosberg to top spot by just under two tenths of a second.

Hamilton recorded a best lap of 1:25.814 to outpace Rosberg by 0.183s. Kimi Raikkonen was third for Ferrari with a time of 1:26.421, six tenths down on Hamilton. On a decent morning for Ferrari, Fernando Alonso was fourth, a further four tenths back. Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian completed the top five, though he was a further four tenths back and 1.4s adrift of the best Mercedes time.

Kevin Magnussen took sixth spot for McLaren ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne's Toro Rosso, the second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo, and the second McLaren of Jenson Button.

Following his second-place finish at last weekend’s German Grand Prix, Williams’ Valtteri Bottas said the tight and twisting Hungaroring circuit might be “a bit difficult for us” and this morning team-mate Felipe Massa finished in 10th place, with Bottas only 15th, behind Esteban Gutierrez in the best of the Saubers in P11, Nico Hulkenberg's Force India, Daniil Kvyat's Toro Rosso, and Pastor Maldonado in the best of the Lotus cars.

 

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Series F1
Event Hungarian GP
Sub-event Friday practice 1
Track Hungaroring
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg
Article type Practice report

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