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Free Practice 1 results - British Grand Prix 2016 - Hamilton is fastest as Hülkenberg impresses in third

Hamilton is fastest as Hülkenberg impresses in third
Credit: Sahara Force India

Hamilton was the fastest driver around the Silverstone circuit as he kicked off his home race weekend. He beat Rosberg to the top spot in the first practice session. Behind them, there was a surprise in Nico Hülkenberg finishing up third, although he pipped Sebastian Vettel by just 0.009 seconds.

Vettel was fourth with Ricciardo behind him, splitting the two Ferrari drivers. Sebastian also ran one installation lap early on with the halo device fitted to his car. Meanwhile, new driver Charles Leclerc was in the Haas, taking Gutiérrez’s spot. He had one spin and ended up 18th. Esteban Ocon was back in the Renault as well, he finished just behind Leclerc in 19th.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:31.65430
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:31.68734
3Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:32.49230
4Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:32.50120
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:32.77330
6Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:33.03928
7Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:33.20222
8Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:33.23530
9Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:33.44619
10Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:33.52722
11Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:33.73820
12Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:34.13224
13Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:34.26338
14Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:34.45634
15Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:34.54724
16Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:34.78729
17Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:34.80521
18Charles LeclercHaas F1 Team1:35.86926
19Esteban OconRenault Sport F1 Team1:35.98031
20Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:36.00319
21Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:36.13625
22Rio HaryantoManor Racing MRT1:36.64729