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Free Practice 1 results - United States Grand Prix 2016 // Hamilton tops the times in first Austin session

Hamilton tops the times in first Austin session
Credit: Daimler AG

Mercedes continued their intense domination despite already having secured the constructor’s championship, with Hamilton ahead of Rosberg but both drivers more than a second ahead of the rest of the field. Max Verstappen was best of the rest with Ferrari next in line. Sebastian Vettel struggled with the kerbs, breaking his wing mirror in an aggressive ride over them.

Haas were hoping for a good first session in front of the home crowd, but both Grosjean and Gutiérrez found themselves down on pace and being wheeled back into the garage after stopping at the pit exit. A new face made an appearance at Manor, with Jordan King making his F1 debut in Pascal Wehrlein’s car.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:37.42825
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:37.74327
3Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:39.37928
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:39.40721
5Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:39.71227
6Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:39.77630
7Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:39.96326
8Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:39.98815
9Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.13116
10Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.14026
11Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:40.19127
12Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:40.28716
13Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:40.36226
14Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:40.82615
15Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team1:40.97015
16Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:41.17017
17Alfonso Celis JrSahara Force India F1 Team1:41.42227
18Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:41.66321
19Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team1:41.94222
20Jordan KingManor Racing MRT1:42.01229
21Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:42.33231
22Esteban OconManor Racing MRT1:43.87427