2014 Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix - First free practice

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Hello and welcome to live coverage of opening practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix!
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It's a pleasant day at the Hungaroring, with temperatures steadily rising
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Heading into the weekend, Nico Rosberg leads the championship by 14 points, with team-mate Lewis Hamilton having to limit the damage at Hockenheim
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Hamilton seems to love this circuit, however, having won here on four occasions
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As a reminder, Pirelli is supplying its Soft and Medium tyres this weekend
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In terms of DRS, there are two zones in place, controlled by a sole detection point
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The first area comes along the main straight, with the second between Turns 1 and 2
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The green light comes on at the end of the pit lane and FP1 is underway!
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Perez is the first man out for Force India
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Plenty more drivers heading out for early install laps
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Just the Mercedes duo and Massa yet to leave the pits
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It is worth mentioning that there are no reserve drivers in action this morning
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Chilton returns to the pits with smoke coming from the rear of his car
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He stops before his garage, with marshals on the scene to put out a fire
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Massa departs, leaving Rosberg and Hamilton alone on no laps
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The Mercedes drivers head out to an empty track
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Rosberg posts the first time of the session, lapping in 1:32.027
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Hamilton moves ahead a few seconds later on 1:32.426
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The Mercedes drivers are trading sector times in the early stages
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Rosberg is back in front with a 1:28.754
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Bianchi and Kobayashi have joined the Silver Arrows on track
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We are hearing that Chilton's stoppage was gearbox-related
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Rosberg shaves another 1.4 seconds off his time
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Hamilton is three tenths of a second back
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Rosberg pits after his early run, as team-mate Hamilton continues
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Chilton is watching on as mechanics work on his car
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He's back in standard team clothing, so his session could be over already...
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Ricciardo is up to third, ahead of Alonso, Raikkonen and team-mate Vettel
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Hulkenberg reports that the rear tyres are overheating "massively"
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Ferrari driver Raikkonen splits the Mercedes pair
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Button goes fourth, ahead of Ricciardo and Alonso
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We've hit the half-hour mark, so the extra set of tyres must be handed back
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Rosberg is back out on another set of Primes
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Rosberg has lowered the early benchmark to 1:26.114
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Rosberg, the only man on track, is making regular improvements
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The German's P1 time now stands at 1:25.997
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Marussia hopes to complete a gearbox change in time for Chilton to head back out
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This was the scene in the pit lane a little earlier:
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Rosberg pits, but some more cars have left the pits to keep the track alive
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Hamilton finds some more time to retake second position
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Replays show Kobayashi running over the Turn 6/7 chicane
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Ericsson spins off at Turn 12
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He recovers without major drama
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The Swede put a wheel on the grass under braking
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Hamilton goes fastest with a 1:25.814
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Vettel is unhappy with the balance of his car
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"The same as before. Low grip everywhere," he reports
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Maldonado has an off-track excursion at Turn 11
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Alonso is up to fourth, just behind team-mate Raikkonen
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The Spaniard claimed his maiden Formula 1 victory here in 2003
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Replays show him running wide at Turn 2 on his next lap
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Button reporting a lack of rear-end grip in his McLaren
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Replays show Sutil's car snapping away through the first corner
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Plenty of flow-vis paint at the front of Hamilton's Mercedes
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Hamilton is told that he needs to find time in the middle sector
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That will be in relation to team-mate Rosberg
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Grosjean is stuck in the garage with a water system issue
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Lotus team-mate Maldonado runs wide at the final corner
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Unfortunate for Chilton, who is struggling to leave the garage
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But Marussia finally gets the car going and he heads on his way
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Hamilton locks up heavily while braking for the pit entry line
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Replays show Sutil having a spin at Turn 2
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The chequered flag comes out
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Hamilton remains on top, ahead of Mercedes team-mate Rosberg
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Ferrari duo Raikkonen and Alonso follow, with Red Bull's Vettel fifth
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Stay tuned to the website for a full report plus the latest news and photos
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We will be back for second practice at 2pm local time (GMT +2)