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F1 2015: British GP – Rosberg Tops FP1

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg topped the timing sheets at the end of the first free practice session.

Nico Rosberg set a fastest time of 1:34:274 ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton and Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen. The Mercedes driver sent a clear message of intent to Hamilton as he set the quickest time of the session despite missing out on the majority of the session due to a hydraulic leak.

The session was relatively error free for most drivers save for a few locked wheels and a couple of spins including one for Sauber driver Felipe Nasr. Kimi Raikkonen set the fourth fastest time in his Ferrari ahead of the second Toro Rosso of Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren had a difficult start to their weekend as “a leak” meant that Jenson Button was only able to complete a handful of laps towards the end of the session.

Sebastian Vettel was sixth fastest in the other Ferrari with Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull Racing), Nico Hulkenberg(Force India), and Felipe Massa (Williams) rounding out the top ten. Several test and development drivers had a rare opportunity of some track time and Susie Wolff was the quickest of this lot in thirteenth place. Jolyon Palmer was 14th in the Lotus of Romain Grosjean while Ferrari Academy driver Raffaele Marciello clocked the sixteenth fastest time for Sauber.




About Natalie Le Clue

Natalie Le Clue is an F1 aficionado of the most dedicated vein. And, true to form for any F1-enamoured junkie, she readily admits to crying the first time she saw a F1 car, calling it an ‘overwhelming moment’. Natalie has won the 2010 gSport Woman In Media award, the 2015 Woman In Media Print award, and has been named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in South African Sport by the Department of Sport and Recreation. Natalie is currently serving as SAfm's F1 correspondent. Follow Natalie on Twitter @nlc27

One Response to “F1 2015: British GP – Rosberg Tops FP1”


  1. […] Catch up on what happened during FP1 ahead of the British GP here. […]

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