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Free Practice 1 results - Brazilian Grand Prix 2017 - Mercedes kick off Brazil weekend with 1-2 in first session

Mercedes kick off Brazil weekend with 1-2 in first session
Credit: Daimler AG

Hamilton and Bottas were scrapping for the fastest lap time in the first ninety minutes of practice at Interlagos, and it was Hamilton who ended the morning session on top. Kimi Räikkönen was third, and was a full half second further down on pace than the two Mercedes drivers. The Red Bull pair were next in line, with Ricciardo knowing he has to take an engine penalty this weekend.

Toro Rosso endured a difficult session with Gasly completing only a couple of laps, and Brendon Hartley failing to set a lap time after an engine issue developed on his car. Meanwhile, Force India lent one of their cars to new driver George Russell, GP3 champion, who did a solid job and finished in 12th place.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:09.20236
2Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:09.32943
3Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:09.74432
4Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:09.75031
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:09.82838
6Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:09.98432
7Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:10.10228
8Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:10.40226
9Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:10.45436
10Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:10.47624
11Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:10.63242
12George RussellSahara Force India F1 Team1:11.04729
13Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:11.18829
14Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:11.46330
15Carlos Sainz JrRenault Sport F1 Team1:11.46732
16Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:11.60835
17Charles LeclercSauber F1 Team1:11.80232
18Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:11.89828
19Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso1:14.0345
20Brendon HartleyScuderia Toro RossoNo time2