FP1: Mercedes comfortably ahead of Racing Point in Hungary

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While both Mercedes AMG F1 drivers were closely matched at the Hungaroring, they had no problem holding off the competition. The pink cars of Racing Point were third and fourth, half a second down on the pace setters.

Daniel Ricciardo, fifth faster for Renault was already more than a full second slower than Lewis Hamilton, who set his fastest time on the hardest tyre - contrary to Bottas who used the medium compound. The Ferraris were next in the order, and interestingly faster than either Red Bull and McLaren.

Just out of the top 10 is Carlos Sainz, ending up just 0.060s slower than Renault's Esteban Ocon.
Reserve driver Robert Kubica returned to the track for Alfa Romeo – in place of Kimi Raikkonen – to finish the session 3.147s off the pace after an early spin, while Antonio Giovinazzi was 17th.

AlphaTauri’s Daniil Kvyat finished 16th while Pierre Gasly had a Honda power unit issue and did not complete a lap in this session, which could set him back as rain is forecast to hit the circuit for FP2 this afternoon.

Results

Pos.No.DriverCarTimeGapLaps
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:16.003-37
277Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG1:16.089+0.086s37
311Sergio PerezRacing Point BWT Mercedes1:16.530+0.527s20
418Lance StrollRacing Point BWT Mercedes1:16.967+0.964s35
53Daniel RicciardoRenault1:17.200+1.197s28
65Sebastian VettelFerrari1:17.238+1.235s26
716Charles LeclercFerrari1:17.404+1.401s29
833Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda1:17.435+1.432s28
94Lando NorrisMcLaren Renault1:17.523+1.520s26
1031Esteban OconRenault1:17.615+1.612s35
1155Carlos SainzMcLaren Renault1:17.675+1.672s32
1220Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari1:17.713+1.710s35
1323Alexander AlbonRed Bull Racing Honda1:17.727+1.724s28
148Romain GrosjeanHaas Ferrari1:17.890+1.887s35
156Nicholas LatifiWilliams Mercedes1:17.969+1.966s31
1626Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri Honda1:18.292+2.289s35
1799Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari1:18.425+2.422s30
1863George RussellWilliams Mercedes1:18.574+2.571s29
1988Robert KubicaAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari1:19.150+3.147s26