Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Hungaroring, 2014

Mercedes on top with Raikkonen best of the rest

2014 Hungarian Grand Prix first practicePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Hungaroring, 2014The Mercedes drivers took up their usual places at the top of the times sheets as practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix began.

Lewis Hamilton had a margin of almost two-tenths of a second over team mate Nico Rosberg at the end of the first 90 minutes of running at the Hungaroring.

Ferrari took up their usual Friday morning position as ‘best of the rest’ – but unusually it was Kimi Raikkonen, not Fernando Alonso, who got closest to the times set to the Mercedes drivers.

Daniel Ricciardo had been the quickest non-Mercedes driver before an unspecified technical problems consigned him to the Red Bull garage.

Team mate Sebastian Vettel therefore took the fifth-fastest time, albeit almost one-and-a-half seconds slower than Hamilton, and complaining about car’s power delivery on more than one occasion.

Max Chilton’s first run came to a smoky end after an oil leak on his Marussia. That was cleared up in order for him to be able to rejoin the track just before the session came to an end.

Pos. No. Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’25.814 27
2 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’25.997 0.183 31
3 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1’26.421 0.607 29
4 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’26.872 1.058 23
5 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’27.220 1.406 28
6 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1’27.357 1.543 28
7 25 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1’27.683 1.869 30
8 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1’27.782 1.968 16
9 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’27.804 1.990 27
10 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1’27.960 2.146 24
11 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1’27.967 2.153 25
12 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’28.101 2.287 28
13 26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1’28.208 2.394 32
14 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1’28.266 2.452 28
15 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1’28.330 2.516 21
16 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1’28.376 2.562 24
17 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’28.593 2.779 24
18 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1’29.025 3.211 23
19 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1’30.363 4.549 30
20 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1’30.892 5.078 24
21 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1’31.004 5.190 5
22 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1’31.248 5.434 20

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