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Free Practice 1 results - Belgian Grand Prix 2017 // Kimi goes fastest as Massa crashes into the barriers

Kimi goes fastest as Massa crashes into the barriers
Credit: Ferrari Media

With the return of F1 after its 2017 summer break, the form still seemed to be very much Mercedes versus Ferrari. Kimi Räikkönen was the fastest in first practice, with Lewis Hamilton sandwiched by the Ferrari drivers in second. However, the session had barely got going when it was red flagged, after Felipe Massa crashed into the barriers. He was unharmed but there was significant damage to the car.

Meanwhile, Kevin Magnussen was struggling with his headrest, the foam coming loose as he began a lap. He was forced to pit to sort the situation. Valtteri Bottas hit the gravel and touched against the barriers but managed to avoid major damage, unlike his former teammate.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:45.50213
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:45.55519
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:45.64713
4Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:46.30218
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:46.35222
6Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:46.42420
7Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:47.44622
8Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:47.67027
9Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:47.85120
10Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:47.86518
11Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:47.93014
12Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:48.03715
13Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:48.25218
14Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:48.45219
15Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:48.54124
16Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:48.61520
17Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:48.62620
18Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:50.16021
19Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:51.26313
20Felipe MassaWilliams Martini RacingNo time3