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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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2017 Australian GP Broadcast Times

CDTGMTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Thursday 20:00Friday 01:00Friday 03:00Friday 12:00
Free Practice 2Friday 00:00Friday 05:00Friday 07:00Friday 16:00
Free Practice 3Friday 22:00Saturday 03:00Saturday 05:00Saturday 14:00
QualifyingSaturday 01:00Saturday 06:00Saturday 08:00Saturday 17:00
RaceSunday 00:00Sunday 05:00Sunday 07:00Sunday 16:00

2016 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Nico Rosberg🏆385
2 Lewis Hamilton380
3 Daniel Ricciardo256
4 Sebastian Vettel212
5 Max Verstappen204
> Full Championship Table

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