British GP: Gasly fastest practice, Grosjean crashes in pits

Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly of France steers his car during the first free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, in Silverstone, England, Friday, Ju

Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly of France steers his car during the first free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, in Silverstone, England, Friday, Ju

Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France crashes into the guardrails coming out of the pitlane at the start of the first free practice at the Silverstone

Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France crashes into the guardrails coming out of the pitlane at the start of the first free practice at the Silverstone

Photographers lie downy by the side of the track to shoot the cars passing by during the first free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, in Silverst

Photographers lie downy by the side of the track to shoot the cars passing by during the first free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, in Silverst

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the first free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, in Silverstone, England, Friday,

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the first free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, in Silverstone, England, Friday,

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly was fastest in first practice for the British Grand Prix as Romain Grosjean crashed his Haas in the pit lane.

Grosjean span out of control on the pit lane exit at Silverstone on Friday morning and lost his front wing.

In front of his home fans, Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton was only fourth fastest as rain fell — almost a second slower than Gasly.

Hamilton's Mercedes teammate, Valtteri Bottas, was second in the timesheets behind Gasly, who clocked 1 minute, 27.173 seconds.

The other Red Bull driver — Max Verstappen — was third.

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