F1 2014

Rosberg Strikes First On Hamilton’s Turf – Silverstone FP1

Nico Rosberg drew first blood at Silverstone in first practice ahead of Sunday’s British Grand Prix, beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the top spot by over half a second to be the best of the Mercedes duo. Fernando Alonso was 3rd for Ferrari, but was only 0.1 off Hamilton.

Daniel Ricciardo, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button were the next names on the list as they worked through their Friday programs of testing in preparation for arguably the largest race of the season.

Susie Wolff enjoyed widespread support from the crowd on her free practice debut, but it turned sour when her Williams broke down with an engine and oil pressure failure only ten minutes in; things rapidly got worse for the team when Felipe Massa crunched his car into the walls on the outside of Stowe corner after running wide mere minutes after Wolff had evacuated her FW34.

There was also trouble for Marcus Ericsson, who beached his Caterham at Becketts after spinning on the entry into the tight and fast complex.

CLASSIFICATION – FP1 – British Grand Prix – 4th July 2014

POS DRIVER TEAM LAPTIME LAPS
1 Rosberg Mercedes 1:35:424 25
2 Hamilton Mercedes 1:36:155 22
3 Alonso Ferrari 1:36:263 23
4 Ricciardo Red Bull 1:36:623 21
5 Raikkonen Ferrari 1:36:703 23
6 Vettel Red Bull 1:36:921 20
7 Button McLaren 1:36:963 25
8 Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:37:175 29
9 Vergne Toro Rosso 1:37:227 25
10 Magnussen McLaren 1:37:231 30
11 Perez Force India 1:37:720 22
12 Grosjean Lotus 1:37:910 21
13 Gutierrez Sauber 1:38:056 18
14 Juncadella Force India 1:38:083 23
15 Van Der Garde Sauber 1:38:328 19
16 Bianchi Marussia 1:38:917 12
17 Massa Williams 1:39:461 7
18 Chilton Marussia 1:39:814 24
19 Ericsson Caterham 1:40:597 19
20 Frijns Caterham 1:42:261 11
21 Wolff Williams 1:44:212 4
22 Maldonado Lotus No Time 2
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