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F1 2016: Free Practice 1 Report – Hamilton Sets The Pace

Lewis Hamilton tops final European Grand prix Practice session

Mercedes driver and local hero Lewis Hamilton has set the quickest time in the first free practice session for Sunday’s British grand prix.

The session started under overcast skies but remained dry for the entire one and a half hour session. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton led the timing sheets by 0.033 ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg while Force India’s Nico Huldenberg, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo completed the top five.

There were no major incidents in the session but for the noteworthy running of the Halo 2 head protection system by Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Elsewhere, Esteban Ocon and Charles Leclerc subbed in for Kevin Magnussen and Esteban Gutierrez respectively.

Final Free Practice 1 Standings:

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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

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2017 Monaco GP Broadcast Times

CDTBSTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Thursday 03:00Thursday 09:00Thursday 10:00Thursday 10:00
Free Practice 2Thursday 07:00Thursday 13:00Thursday 14:00Thursday 14:00
Free Practice 3Saturday 04:00Saturday 10:00Saturday 11:00Saturday 11:00
QualifyingSaturday 07:00Saturday 13:00Saturday 14:00Saturday 14:00
RaceSunday 07:00Sunday 13:00Sunday 14:00Sunday 14:00

2017 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Sebastian Vettel104
2 Lewis Hamilton98
3 Valtteri Bottas63
4 Kimi Raikkonen49
5 Daniel Ricciardo37
> Full Championship Table

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