Vettel leads Red Bull 1-2 in first practice

By on Friday, July 26, 2013
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Red Bull/Getty Images

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time during first practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Vettel's time of 1:22.723 was over two tenths of a second quicker than team-mate Mark Webber.

Vettel set the quickest time of the 90 minute session despite spending an hour in the garage following an anomaly with the braking system.

Kimi Raikkonen suffered minor issues with his Lotus E21 but was third fastest behind the Red Bull drivers.

Fernando Alonso was fourth, with Romain Grosjean in fifth.

McLaren showed improved pace as Jenson Button set the sixth fastest time with Sergio Perez a few places further back in ninth.

Drivers struggled initially with the Hungaroring's traditional dusty surface, meaning that running during the opening 30 minutes was limited.

Several drivers locked up, while Pastor Maldonado went off the circuit a few times down into Turn 11.

The only driver to come to grief was Jean-Eric Vergne, who spun at Turn 4 late on in the session.


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