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Published: 11:22 | 22/7/16

First blood to Hamilton in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton made a strong start to the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend as he posted the fastest time in Friday's first free practice session.

Hamilton clocked 1:21.347 to take top spot by nearly seven tenths from his team-mate Nico Rosberg with Sebastian Vettel finishing best of the rest in third.

It was Valtteri Bottas who set the early pace on a damp track but as conditions improved over the course of the morning, Hamilton and Rosberg traded fastest times until the triple world champion set his time with just over half an hour to go.

Kimi Raikkonen finished fourth in the second Ferrari, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo fifth ahead of team-mate Max Verstappen.

Despite going off track, Fernando Alonso took seventh with his McLaren team-mate eighth. Haas driver Romain Grosjean and Force India's Sergio Perez completed the top ten.

Hungarian Grand Prix - Practice 1 Results:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps

1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m21.347s

2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m21.584s 0.237s

3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m22.991s 1.644s

4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m23.082s 1.735s

5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m23.174s 1.827s

6 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1m23.457s 2.110s

7 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m23.935s 2.588s

8 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m23.961s 2.614s

9 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1m24.013s 2.666s

10 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m24.073s 2.726s

11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m24.120s 2.773s

12 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m24.154s 2.807s

13 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m24.370s 3.023s

14 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m24.579s 3.232s

15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m24.981s 3.634s

16 Charles Leclerc Haas/Ferrari 1m25.181s 3.834s

17 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m25.256s 3.909s

18 Esteban Ocon Renault 1m25.260s 3.913s

19 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m25.324s 3.977s

20 Rio Haryanto Manor/Mercedes 1m27.012s 5.665s

21 Pascal Wehrlein Manor/Mercedes 1m27.249s 5.902s

22 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1m28.560s 7.213s

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