Mercedes dominates FP1 in Hungary

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Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the first practice session at the Hungaroring. He was nearly 2 tenths ahead of his teammate and another 4 tenths clear of Kimi Raikkonen.

Fourth fastest man of the morning, Fernando Alonso was already more than a second off of Hamilton's pace, emphasizing the performance gaps among the field as teams and drivers get to grips with the twisty Hungarian circuit.

As the session went on, the track got rubbered in and times became clearly quicker, allowing to expect the cars to speed up in the remainder of the weekend.

Apart from some off-track moments from various drivers, Max Chilton's oil leak was the only major issue seen across the field. The Briton lost nearly the entire session after coming into the pits with his Marussia car on fire due to leaking oil. A gearbox change still allowed him to get out in the closing minutes of the session.


144Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:25.814-27
26Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:25.9970.18331
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