HUNGARIAN GP – Hamilton tops accident packed first practice

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Lewis Hamilton was fastest during an accident prone first practice session for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The brit beat his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by .1 of a second with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen third.

The Mercedes duo looked to be very close on circuit with them looking at trading lap times just before the red flag.

Force India’s Sergio Perez had a big accident halfway through the session at turn five after he spun because his right-rear suspension broke as he ran wide. His car flipped and rolled over digging the rear tyre into the ground he managed to walk away.

He said “The track is so dirty at the moment and I lost the rear of the car and went into the wall.” He added he didn’t “think there was suspension failure. The car crash collided at a very difficult angle which made it roll over.”

Ferrari led the race to be best of the rest but it wasn’t a clean session for Raikkonen after he lost his front wing on the kerbs at turn 12.

This weekend the paddock is trying to carry on as normal a week on since the death of Jules Bianchi. All the drivers are carrying messages of support for his family many say “JB17” his initials and car number.


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