Lewis Hamilton was fastest in opening practice for this weekend's F1 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix
maintaining the momentum that saw him take victory in Germany last Sunday.
Hamilton posted the quickest time, a 1 minute 23.350 seconds, in the final third of the 90 minute session, eventually ending up 0.214 seconds up on the Red Bull
of defending world champion Sebastian Vettel.
Fernando Alonso meanwhile came in third for Ferrari, just 0.078 seconds further back, followed by Red Bull
Racing's Mark Webber
and Jenson Button, the last of the runners in the 1m 23s bracket.
Webber however missed the final 20 minutes after spinning off at Turn 9 and into the barriers. Although his RB7 suffered quite heavy front end damage, he managed to limp back to the pits, albeit without the nose.
Further back Ferrari
#2 Felipe Massa
was sixth on a 1m 24.115s lap, with the Mercedes GP cars of Nico Rosberg
and Michael Schumacher seventh and eighth respectively.
Sauber's Sergio Perez and Renault's Vitaly Petrov completed the top ten, the latter fractionally up on Kamui Kobayashi.
Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg
took 12th and 13th for Force India
– Hulkenberg using Adrian Sutil's car for FP1, ahead of Rubens Barrichello's Williams
tester Bruno Senna, who was taking in his first practice session of the year.
Of the rest Toro Rosso's of Sebastien Buemi
and Jaime Alguersuari
came in 16th and 17th with the other Williams
of Pastor Maldonado
Towards the back, Heikki Kovalainen
headed the 'newer' teams in his Team Lotus, half a second up team-mate, Jarno Trulli, while the Virgins of Timo Glock
and Jerome d'Ambrosio were in 21st and 22nd.
Vitanonio Liuzzi and Daniel Ricciardo brought up the rear in their Hispanias - Ricciardo was 6.5 seconds off the ultimate pace.
To see the full times from F1 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix
- Free Practice 1 at the Hungaroring: CLICK HERE