2014 Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix - First free practice

10:31
We will be back for FP2 which begins at 2pm local time (GMT +2)
10:31
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10:31
Alonso is closest to them in third position
10:30
Rosberg remains fastest, 0.140 seconds ahead of team-mate Hamilton
10:30
The chequered flag comes out, signalling the end of first practice
10:29
No more improvements being made as FP1 nears its conclusion
10:26
We're into the final five minutes of the session
10:24
Vergne has another moment at Turn 8
10:23
Rosberg is out of his car and watching from the pit wall with a few minutes to spare
10:22
Maldonado takes a trip through the Turn 3 gravel trap
10:21
Raikkonen is told that there is now a tail-wind heading into the first corner
10:20
Replays show Hamilton running wide at Turn 1
10:20
Lots of cars lapping in the closing stages
10:16
He is followed by team-mate Vergne and Force India's Perez
10:16
Kvyat is back out for Toro Rosso
10:15
Just under 15 minutes left on the clock
10:09
All cars back in the pits as the rain gets heavier
10:08
Ricciardo joins Vettel in having a wild moment at the final corner
10:07
Hamilton goes second, 0.140s down on team-mate Rosberg
10:07
Raikkonen and Grosjean are the latest drivers to run wide at the first corner
10:05
Vettel says the car should be "OK" but is not so sure about the state of his tyres
10:05
A few relieved faces on the Red Bull pit wall!
10:05
He narrowly avoided the barriers and ultimately continued on his way
10:04
The Red Bull driver ran over the exit kerbs and was sent into a wild spin
10:04
Vettel has a huge moment at the final corner
10:03
Perez and Hulkenberg are up to third and fourth in the Force Indias
10:02
McLaren mechanics are furiously cleaning the garage floor, with Magnussen leaving two clear tyre marks on his way out of the pit lane
09:58
Replays show Bianchi running wide at Turn 1
10:50
Sauber confirms that Sutil's session is over due to a broken turbo hose
09:55
His team-mate, Kvyat, did the same a few minutes earlier
09:55
Replays show Vergne running wide at Turn 8
09:54
"It should clear soon," Ricciardo is told over the radio
09:54
Just a few drops at the moment, so drivers should be able to stay on slicks
09:52
Umbrellas are going up in the grandstands as rain arrives
09:51
Button up to second, between the Mercedes drivers
09:51
Rosberg goes straight to the top of the times, clocking a 1:11.295
09:50
Rosberg is back out on track, with his early issues seemingly fixed
09:48
Hamilton is reminded to stay to the right of the white line when entering the pits
09:46
Gutierrez locks up and runs wide at the first corner
09:45
Magnussen goes second with another improvement
09:43
Magnussen finds some time and moves up to fourth
09:41
Sauber driver Gutierrez is also lapping
09:41
Button has joined his team-mate on the circuit
09:38
McLaren rookie Magnussen breaks the silence
09:37
Ericsson's car is now being pushed down the pit lane and back to the Caterham garage
09:33
A brief lull as changes are carried out up and down the pit lane
09:31
We've passed the 30-minute mark of the session, meaning the extra set of Soft tyres must be handed back to Pirelli
09:28
Raikkonen and Hulkenberg now slot behind Hamilton, one tenth down
09:27
Button puts his McLaren third with a neat and tidy lap
09:26
Alonso improves to split the Williams drivers
09:25
Raikkonen is told to make an engine mode adjustment
09:24
Williams team-mate Bottas is up to third position
09:29
Massa goes second, 0.245s down on pace-setter Hamilton
09:21
Ericsson begins the short walk back to the pit lane
09:20
Replays show Ericsson's car simply running out of power after the first corner
09:20
The Swede jumps out of his car, with marshals on the scene to help
09:19
Ericsson's Caterham has ground to a halt at the exit of the pit lane
09:19
Hamilton says rain is beginning to fall at Turn 4
09:18
Replays show a piece of bodywork flying off Perez's Force India
09:18
Rosberg is out of his car as mechanics set about a fix
09:16
Hamilton lowers the FP1 benchmark to 1:12.255
09:16
Replays show Massa locking up and running into the gravel at Turn 3
09:14
Rosberg makes it back to the Mercedes garage
09:14
Hamilton had to react quickly to avoid the back of Rosberg's slow-moving car
09:14
Rosberg reports that his car has cut out and slowly heads back to the pits
09:13
Into the 1m13s for the Mercedes drivers, with Hamilton edging ahead
09:09
Rosberg and Hamilton improve to the 1m15s next time around, with the German in front
09:08
Moments later, Hamilton clocks a 1:18.702 to move ahead of his team-mate
09:07
Rosberg puts the first time on the board, lapping in 1:19.641
09:05
All 22 drivers have been out for install laps
09:04
Hamilton is told that rain is in the area and could arrive midway through the session
09:03
Alonso leaves the pits, his Ferrari covered in flow-vis paint
09:02
Massa is back after his installation lap
09:02
As expected, all drivers are on the Soft tyres
09:01
Plenty more drivers heading out early on
09:01
Massa is the first driver out for Williams
09:01
The green light comes on at the end of the pit lane and first practice is underway!
08:59
Air and track temperatures are currently sitting at 13°C and 20°C respectively
08:56
With drivers eager to get to grips with the track, there will be no reserves in FP1
08:57
The first activation area comes along the start/finish straight, with a second zone following between the Remus and Schlossgold corners
08:54
In terms of DRS, the FIA has placed two zones on the circuit
08:52
Pirelli is supplying its Super Soft (Red) and Soft (Yellow) tyres this weekend
08:52
While the track layout is effectively the same as it was in its A1-Ring days, investment from the Austrian drinks company has greatly improved facilities
08:52
F1 has returned to Spielberg after an 11-year break, at the renamed Red Bull Ring
08:50
Hello and welcome to live coverage of opening practice for the Austrian Grand Prix!