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Free Practice 1 results - Britain 2014 // Rosberg leads the way as both Williams cars stop early

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Nico makes free practice all his own
Credit: Daimler AG

Most of the attention for the first practice session at Silverstone was on Susie Wolff, making her official F1 weekend debut in Valtteri Bottas' Williams car. Unfortunately, she could only manage four laps before the power unit failed and that was the end of her morning. Even more unfortunately, Felipe Massa made the team's day even worse by crashing heavily into the barriers.

Wolff wasn't the only third driver to run today, with Robin Frijns on the Caterham, Giedo van der Garde in the Sauber, and Daniel Juncadella making his first F1 practice appearance for Force India. Pastor Maldonado didn't set a time after his Lotus stopped at the end of the pit lane and didn't return to the running.

The battle was, as always, between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, with the German taking top honours in the first session. With Williams not setting competitive lap times, and Daniel Ricciardo suffering gearbox issues, third place was reserved for Fernando Alonso. Ferrari looked slightly more competitive around the fast-flowing Silverstone track.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:35.42425
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:36.15522
3Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:36.26323
4Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:36.62321
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:36.70323
6Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:36.92120
7Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:36.96325
8Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:37.17529
9Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:37.22725
10Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:37.23130
11Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:37.72022
12Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:37.91021
13Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:38.05618
14Daniel JuncadellaSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.08323
15Giedo van der GardeSauber F1 Team1:38.32819
16Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:38.91712
17Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:39.4617
18Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:39.81424
19Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:40.59719
20Robin FrijnsCaterham F1 Team1:42.26111
21Susie WolffWilliams Martini Racing1:44.2124
22Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 TeamNo time2

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