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Mercedes drivers fastest in Hungarian GP practice

Lewis Hamilton leads Mercedes domination in 1st practice session for Hungary GP, Rosberg 2nd

Germany's  Nico Rosberg, right, of Mercedes walks in the paddock on the Hungaroring circuit  near Budapest , Thursday, July 24, 2014, three days ahead...
Britain's  Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes is interviewed on the Hungaroring circuit near Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, July 24, 2014, three days ahead of t...

Hungary F1 GP Auto Racing

Germany's Nico Rosberg, right, of Mercedes walks in the paddock on the Hungaroring circuit near Budapest , Thursday, July 24, 2014, three days ahead...

Hungary F1 GP Auto Racing

Britain's Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes is interviewed on the Hungaroring circuit near Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, July 24, 2014, three days ahead of t...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday, out-pacing teammate Nico Rosberg and extending the dominance of the Mercedes team.

Hamilton's best lap was timed at 1 minute, 25.814 seconds, 0.183 seconds faster than Rosberg. The Mercedes drivers, who have won nice of the 10 races so far this season, were the only ones finishing below 1:26. Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari were next.

Gaining pole position for Sunday's race is considered a huge plus on the twisting Hungaroring circuit, where passing opportunities are very limited. Hamilton is looking to win his third race in a row and his fifth overall on this track. He has started from the top spot on the grid four times in Hungary.


Updated : 2020-12-02 12:36 GMT+08:00