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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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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

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2017 United States GP Broadcast Times

CDTGMTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Friday 10:00Friday 15:00Friday 17:00Friday 10:00
Free Practice 2Friday 14:00Friday 19:00Friday 21:00Friday 14:00
Free Practice 3Saturday 11:00Saturday 16:00Saturday 18:00Saturday 11:00
QualifyingSaturday 16:00Saturday 21:00Saturday 23:00Saturday 16:00
RaceSunday 14:00Sunday 19:00Sunday 21:00Sunday 14:00

2017 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Lewis Hamilton306
2 Sebastian Vettel247
3 Valtteri Bottas234
4 Daniel Ricciardo192
5 Kimi Raikkonen148
> Full Championship Table

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