2014 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix - First free practice

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We will be back for FP2, which gets underway at 2pm local time (GMT +2)
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Fellow Finns Raikkonen and Bottas are sixth and seventh, with Perez, Magnussen and Hulkenberg completing the top ten positions
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Ricciardo is third, from Alonso and Vettel
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Hamilton remains on top, ahead of Mercedes team-mate Rosberg
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The chequered flag comes out, signalling an end to FP1
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He manages to reverse out and get going again
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Alonso has run straight on at Mirabeau
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That is likely to put an end to any potential lap time improvements
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Replays show the Mexican locking up heavily under braking
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Meanwhile, Gutierrez has stopped on the escape road at Ste Devote
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Alonso misses the apex at the Nouvelle Chicane
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Perez appeared to be driving a little slower than usual
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Magnussen narrowly avoids the rear of Perez at the final corner
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Replays show Maldonado drifting through the Swimming Pool Chicane
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Despite this, he improves to sixth
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Raikkonen's Ferrari is sliding all over the place
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He pits for a flap adjustment
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Hulkenberg reports lots of understeer
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Alonso goes fourth, splitting the Red Bull drivers
10:19
Rosberg is fastest through S1, Hamilton through S2 and Ricciardo through S3
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In terms of the sector times, we have three different leaders
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With Sutil's car recovered, we're green again
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Waved yellows as marshals clear the car away
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Replays show the Sauber simply snapping away under braking
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The German steps out of his car, which has significant left-rear damage
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Sutil has hit the barriers at Mirabeau
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He rejoins the track without major drama
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Replays show Hamilton locking up and running on at the chicane
10:08
Rosberg improves his time, but stays second
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Vettel goes fourth, half a second down on team-mate Ricciardo
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Just Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel and Grosjean on track at present
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The Australian feels that he might have clipped the barriers on his latest lap
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Ricciardo asks his mechanics to check over the front-right of his car
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Vettel now up to fifth, just behind Alonso
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Hulkenberg complains of poor brake balance
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Just over half an hour left on the clock
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Vettel climbs a little higher up the order, going eighth with his latest attempt
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Vettel, having spent a long phase at the bottom of the times, goes 10th
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Alonso now goes third, with Magnussen slotting into fourth
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Raikkonen moves up to fourth, just ahead of team-mate Alonso
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Button reports that his tyres are overheating
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Maldonado is another driver to run on at the chicane
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Hamilton goes quickest on 1:18.271
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So it could be a question of the Frenchman being patient...
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Grosjean told that it took the Mercedes duo three laps to get the Soft tyres to work
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The times are tumbling quickly this weekend
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Rosberg improves again, clocking a 1:18.477
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Hamilton back up to second position, three thousandths slower than Rosberg
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It's a 1:18.970 from the German, almost a second up on Ricciardo
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Rosberg pushes for the whole lap this time and returns to the front
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Rosberg posts a fastest first sector time, but backs off later in the lap
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Marussia confirms that Chilton's session is over
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Hamilton joins his team-mate on the circuit
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Rosberg is the only driver out on track at the moment
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Teams will now hand back the extra set of Soft tyres used during the first 30 minutes
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Chilton's car has been cleared, meaning the track is green once more
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He moves to the escape road, but cannot get going again
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Chilton is the first spinner, losing control at Mirabeau
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He now leads the session from the Mercedes duo
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Ricciardo is the first driver to break the 1m20s barrier
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Vettel reports "quite a lot of rear locking" in the early stages
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Now just a couple of tenths separating the pair
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Hamilton gets much closer to team-mate Rosberg with his latest lap
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The Red Bull driver improves to third with that attempt
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Ricciardo runs very wide through the tunnel, only just staying out of the wall
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Hamilton back up to second position
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Rosberg pits, having improved to 1:20.094
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Hamilton locks up into the chicane and narrowly avoids the back of Kvyat
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Massa up to second, with Williams team-mate Bottas third
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Button, Magnussen and Ricciardo now split the Silver Arrows
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A flurry of drivers post their opening times
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Hamilton goes second to make it a Mercedes 1-2
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Ericsson's first lap is almost 15 seconds slower than Rosberg
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Rosberg lowers his benchmark again, clocking a 1:20.461
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Grosjean is the only driver yet to leave the pit lane
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Hamilton, a little late to his garage this morning, heads out for the first time
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For reference, Rosberg set the pace in last year's FP1 session with a 1:16.195
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Rosberg improves to 1:22.534 next time around
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The German duly clocks the first time of the session, lapping in 1:24.681
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Rosberg has started a timed lap in his Mercedes
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Teams have signed off ultra high downforce packages for this event
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Plenty of flow-vis paint on the rear of Vettel's car
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The Toro Rosso man has never visited Monaco before, let alone driven on the circuit
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Kvyat gets out of shape under braking for the Nouvelle Chicane
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Plenty of lock-ups on that attempt
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Chilton abandons his lap and returns to the pits
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Chilton the first driver to head on to a flying lap
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With less grip and new tarmac, it will be a totally different ball game...
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This could be particularly handy here, with drivers expecting a tough weekend
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The teams have an extra set of Soft tyres available for the first 30 minutes of the session
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Plenty of cars heading out early on for installation laps
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Gutierrez is the first driver out for Sauber
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FP1 gets underway in Monte-Carlo
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No reserves driving in FP1, with teams understanding the need for track time
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Detection is between Turns 16 and 17, with the activation area on the main straight
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Meanwhile, there is just one DRS zone in place this weekend
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As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Super Soft (Red) and Soft (Yellow) tyres to Monaco
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Meanwhile, Marcus Ericsson is wearing a mock up of Ronnie Peterson's 1978 design
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Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will be running a helmet tribute this weekend
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The three-time World Champion sadly passed away on Monday morning
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Heading into the weekend, the paddock has been remembering Sir Jack Brabham
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Clouds currently cover the challenging street circuit, but any rainfall is staying away
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It's the jewel in Formula 1's crown, and we're all set for three hours of Thursday practice
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Hello and welcome to live coverage of opening practice for the Monaco Grand Prix!