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Free Practice 1 results - British Grand Prix 2017 // Mercedes go fastest as Ferrari test the new shield

Mercedes go fastest as Ferrari test the new shield
Credit: Ferrari Media

Valtteri Bottas was the fastest driver on track in first practice, keeping the momentum up from his victory last weekend. Lewis Hamilton was close behind him, but all eyes were on Sebastian Vettel who was trialling the new shield cockpit protection design - if only for a few minutes.

Antonio Giovinazzi was in the Haas in place of Kevin Magnussen, and was happy with his work, saying he aims to close the gap to teammate Romain Grosjean over the next few practice sessions he has available to him. Grosjean himself was struggling with a loss of power in his own car.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:29.10629
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:29.18429
3Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:29.60426
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:29.94219
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:30.13719
6Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:30.51719
7Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:30.89521
8Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:30.99320
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:30.99926
10Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:31.04127
11Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:31.20024
12Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:31.21032
13Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:31.29734
14Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:31.61024
15Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:31.68424
16Antonio GiovinazziSauber F1 Team1:32.03124
17Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:32.17119
18Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:32.45016
19Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:33.02923
20Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:33.39926