Hamilton sets pace in first practice

By on Friday, July 25, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time during the opening practice session for this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hamilton's time of 1:25.814 was 0.183s quicker than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, with both drivers on the Prime tyres.

The duo circulated alone for the opening part of the session and gradually lowered their pace as track conditions improved.

Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso ended in third and fourth for Ferrari, with the Finn six tenths down on leader Hamilton.

Sebastian Vettel was fifth quickest for Red Bull after he initially struggled with the telemetry on his RB10.

Kevin Magnussen ended the session in sixth, ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo.

Jenson Button and Felipe Massa rounded out the top 10.

Low grip meant that several drivers struggled across the opening 90 minute session, although only Adrian Sutil and Marcus Ericsson suffered spins.

The second session begins at 14:00 local time (GMT+2) on Friday.

PositionNumberDriverTeamTimeGapLaps
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:25.81427
26Nico RosbergMercedes1:25.9970.18331
37Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:26.4210.60729
414Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:26.8721.05823
51Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:27.2201.40628
620Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes1:27.3571.54328
725Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Renault1:27.6831.86930
83Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing-Renault1:27.7821.96816
922Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:27.8041.99027
1019Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1:27.9602.14624
1121Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1:27.9672.15325
1227Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:28.1012.28728
1326Daniil KvyatSTR-Renault1:28.2082.39432
1413Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault1:28.2662.45228
1577Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1:28.3302.51621
1611Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1:28.3762.56224
178Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:28.5932.77924
1899Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari1:29.0253.21123
1910Kamui KobayashiCaterham-Renault1:30.3634.54930
209Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault1:30.8925.07824
214Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari1:31.0045.1905
2217Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari1:31.2485.43420

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