Ricciardo quickest in Friday sessions

By on Friday, July 28, 2017

The 11th round of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship got off with the two practice sessions on Friday, valuable to teams' preparation for the Hungarian Grand Prix Sunday. Both FP1 and FP2 were run under warm and partly sunny conditions. 

Leading the way in FP1 was Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo whose fast lap of 1:18.486 was .234 of a second better than the next quickest driver, Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen, and .05 of a second better than the previous all-time track record – a 1:18.436 set by Rubens Barrichello in his Ferrari during the first round of qualifying for the 2004 Hungarian Grand Prix.

First free practice results:

1.   D. Ricciardo Red Bull 01:18.486        31
2.   K. Raikkonen Ferrari 01:18.720   20
3.   L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:18.858   31
4.   M. Verstappen Red Bull 01:19.162   27
5.   V. Bottas Mercedes 01:19.248   30
6.   S. Vettel Ferrari 01:19.563   21
7.   F. Alonso McLaren 01:19.987   21
8.   S. Vandoorne McLaren 01:20.005   24
9.   N. Hulkenberg      Renault 01:20.150   25
10.   J. Palmer Renault 01:20.461   27
11.   F. Massa Williams 01:20.540   28
12.   S. Pérez Force India       01:20.574   23
13.   D. Kvyat Toro Rosso 01:20.780   27
14.   C. Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 01:20.917   25
15.   L. Stroll Williams 01:20.974   29
16.   R. Grosjean Haas 01:21.313   20
17.   A. Celis Jr. Force India 01:21.602   24
18.   M. Ericsson Sauber 01:21.785   31
19.   A. Giovinazzi Haas 01:22.251   8
20.   P. Wehrlein Sauber 01:22.490   29

Ricciardo remained fastest in FP2 with a lap of 1:18.455 that was .183 of a second better than next best driver, Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari.

Second free practice results:

1.   D. Ricciardo Red Bull 01:18.455        32
2.   S. Vettel Ferrari 01:18.638   28
3.   V. Bottas Mercedes 01:18.656   33
4.   K. Raikkonen Ferrari 01:18.755   28
5.   L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:18.779   31
6.   M. Verstappen Red Bull 01:18.951   25
7.   N. Hulkenberg      Renault 01:19.714   33
8.   F. Alonso McLaren 01:19.815   31
9.   C. Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 01:19.834   35
10.   S. Vandoorne McLaren 01:19.909   18
11.   E. Ocon Force India      01:20.126   34
12.   S. Pérez Force India 01:20.266   33
13.   D. Kvyat Toro Rosso 01:20.577   37
14.   L. Stroll Williams 01:20.791   31
15.   F. Massa Williams 01:20.869   22
16.   J. Palmer Renault 01:21.175   12
17.   K. Magnussen Haas 01:21.345   11
18.   R. Grosjean Haas 01:21.504   25
19.   M. Ericsson Sauber 01:21.559   31
20.   P. Wehrlein Sauber 01:21.722   16

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