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Published: 12:40 | 8/7/16

Hamilton sets fastest time at Silverstone

Mercedes' domination of Friday practice continued at Silverstone as Lewis Hamilton topped the time sheets in the first session for the British Grand Prix.

Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg traded laps early on but the reigning world champion emerged as the quickest as the session wore on, clocking a 1:31.654 to finish just 0.033seconds ahead.

They were some way clear of their rivals with Nico Hulkenberg finishing third for Toro Rosso and Sebastian Vettel bringing his Ferrari back in fourth.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and the second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen were fifth and sixth respectively with Max Verstappen seventh for Red Bull. Sergio Perez for Force India, Carlos Sainz Jr in his Toro Rosso and McLaren's Fernando Alonso completed the top ten.

British Grand Prix - Practice 1 Results:
Pos Driver Car Time Gap

1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m31.654s

2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m31.687s 0.033s

3 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m32.492s 0.838s

4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m32.501s 0.847s

5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m32.773s 1.119s

6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m33.039s 1.385s

7 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1m33.202s 1.548s

8 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m33.235s 1.581s

9 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m33.446s 1.792s

10 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m33.527s 1.873s

11 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m33.738s 2.084s

12 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m34.132s 2.478s

13 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m34.263s 2.609s

14 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m34.456s 2.802s

15 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1m34.547s 2.893s

16 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1m34.787s 3.133s

17 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m34.805s 3.151s

18 Charles Leclerc Haas/Ferrari 1m35.869s 4.215s

19 Esteban Ocon Renault 1m35.980s 4.326s

20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m36.003s 4.349s

21 Pascal Wehrlein Manor/Mercedes 1m36.136s 4.482s

22 Rio Haryanto Manor/Mercedes 1m36.647s 4.993s

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