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Massa leads FP1, whilst Hamilton tops FP2 // A mixed day at the Hungaroring with only Vettel consistently off track

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Today is the 1st August 2008, and this is F1Minute.

The Hungarian Grand Prix weekend kicked off to a slow start today, with a dull Free Practice 1 session. There was barely any action for the first 30 minutes of the hour and a half session, but things did get going eventually. Not for Vettel, though, as he struggled to get through four laps, and his Toro Rosso broke down at the side of the track. Massa was fastest ahead of Räikkönen, Kovalainen and then Hamilton, but things were pretty close at the top. Räikkönen began the session without the shark fin engine cover, and had it fitted to his car towards the end of the allotted time.

In the second session, Lewis Hamilton managed to get his McLaren to the top of the timesheets ahead of, wait for it, Nelson Piquet, and Kovalainen. Renault afterwards said that it was an ultra-low fuel run and should be taken in context as such. Vettel, again, suffered from problems, and after 5 laps this time, pulled to the side of the track. Everyone else got plenty of laps in, testing out tyres, and longer runs, and basically making up for the slow start this morning.

That’s all for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.