Red Bull's Ricciardo comfortably ahead in FP1

Daniel Ricciardo
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Daniel Ricciardo topped the Hungarian GP timesheets in FP1 with an impressive performance which left the Red Bull driver clear by 0.234s.

The Aussie, who is behind the wheel of an upgraded RB13 this weekend,ย  set his fastest time on Pirelli's supersoft compound and came within 0.005s of the Hungaroring's track record which dates back to 2004.

Kimi Raikkonen was second for Ferrari while Lewis Hamilton was third, both men settling into the groove and the low-grip conditions which caught several drivers out.

Haas' FP1 runner Antonio Giovinazzi suffered a premature halt to his session when he lost the rear of the car mid-corner and slid into the barriers, which in turn brought out the red flags while his damaged car was evacuated.

The incident didn't likely earn him any points with Kevin Magnussen, whose car he was using.

The red flags were out again in the closing stages of the 90-minute session when Jolyon Palmer, having run wide over the kerbs, ran over his front wing. A puncture ensued and the Brit parked his Renault to avoid further damage.

Hungarian Grand Prix - Free Practice 1 results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:18.486s 31
2 Kimi Rรคikkรถnen Ferrari 1:18.720s + 0.234s 20
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:18.858s + 0.372s 31
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:19.162s + 0.676s 27
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:19.248s + 0.762s 30
6 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:19.563s + 1.077s 21
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:19.987s + 1.501s 21
8 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:20.005s + 1.519s 24
9 Nico Hรผlkenberg Renault 1:20.150s + 1.664s 25
10 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:20.461s + 1.975s 27
11 Felipe Massa Williams 1:20.540s + 2.054s 28
12 Sergio Pรฉrez Force India 1:20.574s + 2.088s 23
13 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:20.780s + 2.294s 27
14 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:20.917s + 2.431s 25
15 Lance Stroll Williams 1:20.974s + 2.488s 29
16 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:21.313s + 2.827s 20
17 Alfonso Celis Force India 1:21.602s + 3.116s 24
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:21.785s + 3.299s 31
19 Antonio Giovinazzi Haas 1:22.251s + 3.765s 8
20 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1:22.490s + 4.004s 29

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