Hungarian GP: Daniel Ricciardo surprise fastest in first practice

Hungarian GP: Daniel Ricciardo surprise fastest in first practice

The third free practice and qualifying will take place Saturday, while the race will be presented Sunday.

It was a frustrating end to a decent session for Palmer. "The pass wasn't on - it wasn't even a pass".

"There needs to be a certain element of risk", the Red Bull driver said.

The opening session in the morning featured one red flagged stoppage and the second session had two with both Pascal Wehrlein of Sauber and luckless Jolyon Palmer of Renault smacking into the barriers.

"In his long run, everything looked pretty under control and his pace was as impressive as it was in the short run".

Carlos Sainz led the way for Toro Rosso, setting a time just 0.019 seconds slower than Alonso's best effort, while Alonso's teammate, Stoffel Vandoorne, set the tenth-best time less than 0.1 seconds back.

As in the last few races, the hardest compound of tyre has been neglected by the teams.

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When the long runs resumed after the stoppage, the two Mercedes drivers switched to the softs making comparisons with Ricciardo hard. Since the harder compound of tyre is quicker on this occasion, it shows that Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton were indeed running lower fuel during their soft tyre simulation.

"There's some more work to do overnight to fine-tune the balance to get the vehicle just where we want it and I believe the pace is in there".

"But it s all about qualifying here at this track and we are in with a real chance if we can replicate today, again, tomorrow". "It's super-tight between Ferrari, Red Bull and ourselves at the top of the leaderboard, so it's looking like it will be an exciting weekend". Nothing separates Red Bull and Ferrari on the supersoft in race conditions.

When the margins are this tight, how do you pick a victor? They've got a great relationship.

Several other drivers including Vettel and Hamilton had spins or wobbles during the course of the day as the drivers became accustomed to the demanding, dry and dusty low-grip circuit.

"I think fourth was definitely possible but I changed the front wing on my final run and it seems that I got too much oversteer from that, but we can still be pleased".

Do you think one of the three top teams will be able to get separation in their pace come the Grand Prix itself?

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