Ricciardo tops first practice in Hungary

Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo gave Red Bull’s latest aerodynamic updates instant validation as he went fastest in first practice in Hungary on Friday morning. The Australian, who won in Budapest in 2014, worked his way down to 1m 18.486s as track conditions improved, leaving him 0.2s clear of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and 0.3s ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.

Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen were the only other drivers to get within a second of Ricciardo’s benchmark, with championship leader Sebastian Vettel over a second back.

The top ten was completed by the McLarens of Alonso and Vandoorne and the Renaults of Hulkenberg and Palmer.

Palmer was responsible for bringing out the red flags in the dying stages of the session when he ran wide over the curbs at Turn 4 and lost his front wing as well as several other pieces of bodywork.

The session had earlier been halted when Antonio Giovinazzi, deputizing at Haas for Kevin Magnussen, lost control of his car at Turn 9 and hit the barriers.

Several other drivers, including Vettel, also had spins on what was initially a very dusty track surface.

PRACTICE ONE RESULTS

POS NO DRIVER CAR TIME GAP LAPS
1 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:18.486 +0.000s 31
2 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:18.720 +0.234s 20
3 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:18.858 +0.372s 31
4 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 1:19.162 +0.676s 27
5 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:19.248 +0.762s 30
6 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:19.563 +1.077s 21
7 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren Honda 1:19.987 +1.501s 21
8 2 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Honda 1:20.005 +1.519s 24
9 27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:20.150 +1.664s 25
10 30 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:20.461 +1.975s 27
11 19 Felipe Massa Williams Mercedes 1:20.540 +2.054s 28
12 11 Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 1:20.574 +2.088s 23
13 26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:20.780 +2.294s 27
14 55 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:20.917 +2.431s 25
15 18 Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 1:20.974 +2.488s 29
16 8 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1:21.313 +2.827s 20
17 34 Alfonso Celis Force India Mercedes 1:21.602 +3.116s 24
18 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari 1:21.785 +3.299s 31
19 50 Antonio Giovinazzi Haas Ferrari 1:22.251 +3.765s 8
20 94 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber Ferrari 1:22.490 +4.004s 29

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