Hamilton and Bottas lead Mercedes 1-2 in opening practice

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes brought the latest Aldo Costa car upgrades to the Austrian GP – a host of aero updates – and straight off the Mercedes drivers showed great speed.

On an overcast but dry morning in the Austrian Alps, Lewis Hamilton turned the fastest lap at 1m04.839 to beat his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by 0.127s in practice 1 Friday morning.

Max Verstappen was third quick for Red Bull 0.233s back while Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) was 3/10ths behind Hamilton in 4th.

Daniel Ricciardo rounded out the top-5 in the second Red Bull 6/10ths back but on the hardest rubber this weekend.

Practice 1 Results

POS NO DRIVER CAR TIME GAP LAPS
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:04.839 +0.000s 39
2 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:04.966 +0.127s 39
3 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1:05.072 +0.233s 42
4 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:05.180 +0.341s 29
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:05.483 +0.644s 22
6 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:05.776 +0.937s 31
7 8 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1:06.028 +1.189s 31
8 31 Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 1:06.055 +1.216s 40
9 16 Charles Leclerc Sauber Ferrari 1:06.215 +1.376s 31
10 10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso Honda 1:06.394 +1.555s 36
11 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari 1:06.400 +1.561s 32
12 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1:06.404 +1.565s 23
13 55 Carlos Sainz Renault 1:06.427 +1.588s 29
14 11 Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 1:06.455 +1.616s 42
15 27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:06.479 +1.640s 35
16 18 Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 1:06.567 +1.728s 32
17 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren Renault 1:06.612 +1.773s 30
18 2 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Renault 1:06.698 +1.859s 30
19 28 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso Honda 1:06.871 +2.032s 45
20 40 Robert Kubica Williams Mercedes 1:07.424 +2.585s 38

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