FP1: Ricciardo tops wet opening practice

Friday 28th June 2013, 11:53 by TF1T Staff 

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Daniel Ricciardo topped the opening practice session for the British Grand Prix as he braved the wet conditions to post ten tentative laps around the Silverstone circuit.

The Toro Rosso driver posted a lap of 1:54.249 to go ahead of Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg in second, over seven tenths behind.

Only 11 drivers set flying laps, with the conditions far from favourable, half the grid decided to stay in their garages for the majority of the 90 minutes.

Caterham's Charles Pic suffered a scary moment when he went off at turn 18 and hit the wall. Meanwhile Ricciardo and Esteban Gutierrez both managed to save themselves from a certain spin with some quick thinking.

FP1 Times - 2013 British Grand Prix:

#DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
01. D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:54.249   10
02. N. Hulkenberg Sauber 1:55.033 +0.784 7
03. P. Maldonado Williams 1:55.354 +1.105 7
04. L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:55.458 +1.209 5
05. E. Gutierrez Sauber 1:55.825 +1.576 9
06. V. Bottas Williams 1:56.361 +2.112 7
07. J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:57.891 +3.642 4
08. G. van der Garde Caterham 1:58.859 +4.610 6
09. M. Chilton Marussia 1:59.719 +5.470 7
10. J. Bianchi Marussia 1:59.876 +5.627 8
11. F. Massa Ferrari 2:06.534 +12.285 6
12. N. Rosberg Mercedes     3
13. P. di Resta Force India     4
14. R. Grosjean Lotus     1
15. J. Button McLaren     1
16. A. Sutil Force India     4
17. F. Alonso Ferrari     4
18. M. Webber Red Bull     1
19. S. Perez McLaren     1
20. C. Pic Caterham     3
21. S. Vettel Red Bull     4
22. K. Raikkonen Lotus    

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