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,  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

1Daniel RicciardoRed Bull1:18.486s31
2Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:18.720s+ 0.234s20
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:18.858s+ 0.372s31
4Max VerstappenRed Bull1:19.162s+ 0.676s27
5Valtteri BottasMercedes1:19.248s+ 0.762s30
6Sebastian VettelFerrari1:19.563s+ 1.077s21
7Fernando AlonsoMcLaren1:19.987s+ 1.501s21
8Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1:20.005s+ 1.519s24
9Nico HülkenbergRenault1:20.150s+ 1.664s25
10Jolyon PalmerRenault1:20.461s+ 1.975s27
11Felipe MassaWilliams1:20.540s+ 2.054s28
12Sergio PérezForce India1:20.574s+ 2.088s23
13Daniil KvyatToro Rosso1:20.780s+ 2.294s27
14Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:20.917s+ 2.431s25
15Lance StrollWilliams1:20.974s+ 2.488s29
16Romain GrosjeanHaas1:21.313s+ 2.827s20
17Alfonso CelisForce India1:21.602s+ 3.116s24
18Marcus EricssonSauber1:21.785s+ 3.299s31
19Antonio GiovinazziHaas1:22.251s+ 3.765s8
20Pascal WehrleinSauber1:22.490s+ 4.004s29

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