Lewis Hamilton led team mate Valtteri Bottas in a close Mercedes one-two in first practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Behind the pair of W11s at the top of the times sheets came the two cars closely based on its predecessor – Racing Point’s RP20s.
Ferrari, who endured a difficult start to the season in F1’s two races at the Red Bull Ring, showed better form in the first 90 minutes of running at the twisty Hungaroring. Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc ended the session well inside the top 10, beaten to fifth by Daniel Ricciardo’s Renault. But all in all, it was yet another quiet morning for Ferrari, as Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc continued to assess the SF1000 and try to get some more performance out of it compared to Austria.
Max Verstappen, whose Red Bull was widely tipped to be the closest threat to Mercedes this weekend, could only manage the eighth-fastest time. Lando Norris, whose sore chest has been attended to since last weekend, took ninth for McLaren ahead of the second Renault of Esteban Ocon and his team mate Carlos Sainz Jnr.
Hungarian Grand Prix – Here are the complete results from the first practice (FP1) session
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:16.003
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.086
Sergio Perez Racing Point +0.527
Lance Stroll Racing Point +0.964
Daniel Ricciardo Renault +1.197
Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +1.235
Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1.401
Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing +1.432
Lando Norris McLaren +1.520
Esteban Ocon Renault +1.612
Carlos Sainz McLaren +1.672
Kevin Magnussen Haas +1.710
Alex Albon Red Bull Racing +1.724
Romain Grosjean Haas +1.887
Nicholas Latifi Williams +1.966
Daniil Kvyat Alpha Tauri +2.289
Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +2.422
George Russell Williams +2.571
Robert Kubica Alfa Romeo +3.147
Pierre Gasly Alpha Tauri No time