Hamilton outpaces Rosberg in Hungaroring FP1

Mercedes top first practice in Hungary ahead of the Ferraris of Raikkonen and Alonso.

Mercedes Lewis Hamilton went quickest in the opening practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend, beating team-mate Nico Rosberg to top spot by just under two tenths of a second.

Hamilton recorded a best lap of 1:25.814 to outpace Rosberg by 0.183s. Kimi Raikkonen was third for Ferrari with a time of 1:26.421, six tenths down on Hamilton. On a decent morning for Ferrari, Fernando Alonso was fourth, a further four tenths back. Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian completed the top five, though he was a further four tenths back and 1.4s adrift of the best Mercedes time.

Kevin Magnussen took sixth spot for McLaren ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne's Toro Rosso, the second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo, and the second McLaren of Jenson Button.

Following his second-place finish at last weekend’s German Grand Prix, Williams’ Valtteri Bottas said the tight and twisting Hungaroring circuit might be “a bit difficult for us” and this morning team-mate Felipe Massa finished in 10th place, with Bottas only 15th, behind Esteban Gutierrez in the best of the Saubers in P11, Nico Hulkenberg's Force India, Daniil Kvyat's Toro Rosso, and Pastor Maldonado in the best of the Lotus cars.

2014 Hungarian Grand Prix – Free Practice 1 Times

1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:25.814 272 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:25.997 0.183 313 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:26.421 0.607 294 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:26.872 1.058 235 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1:27.220 1.406 286 Kevin Magnussen McLaren 1:27.357 1.543 287 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1:27.683 1.869 308 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:27.782 1.968 169 Jenson Button McLaren 1:27.804 1.990 2710 Felipe Massa Williams 1:27.960 2.146 2411 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1:27.967 2.153 2512 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:28.101 2.287 2813 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:28.208 2.394 3214 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:28.266 2.452 2815 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:28.330 2.516 2116 Sergio Perez Force India 1:28.376 2.562 2417 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:28.593 2.779 2418 Adrian Sutil Sauber 1:29.025 3.211 2319 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham 1:30.363 4.549 3020 Marcus Ericsson Caterham 1:30.892 5.078 2421 Max Chilton Marussia 1:31.004 5.190 522 Jules Bianchi Marussia 1:31.248 5.434 20

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