The British Grand Prix gets underway today and The Checkered Flag will be live blogging the entire Free Practice One to make sure no one misses anything as the 50th GP at Silverstone kicks off in force.
We are less than 15 minutes away from the first session kicking off!
The green light is on at the end of the pitlne and KMag is the first man out
Magnussen has a big slide coming out of Luffield, managed to hold on to it
Hamilton comes back in as the steering isn’t straight. Hopefully it is a quick fix
Maldonado has had dramas before he has even left the pits, team pushing him back to their pit box now
Three cars have finally set times and Susie Wolff has gone fastest with a 1:44.212
8 cars have now set times and it is Button currently fastest with a 1:38.412 as Susie Wolff has stopped on track just before Club
Oil pressure warning being reported over the radio by Wolff, hopefully it isn’t session over
Massive crash for Massa and the red flag is out, not entirely sure where it is as yet.
Ah its at the pit lane entry, must have lost control going out of Stowe. Not a good day for Williams
Left his foot in to try and recover the car but it just kept going into the wall
Only benefit is that Wolff’s car can now be brought into the pits to fix that problem
The clock is still ticking down, the flatbed has grabbed Massa’s Williams
Williams mechanic confirms session is over for Wolff, engine damage is terminal.
Session will restart in another two minutes
And we are back to green flag running!
Kvyat one of the few out at the moment, about half a second behind Rosberg’s fastest time
Rosberg still fastest with the two Ferraris directly behind
Rosberg may have an ERS problem according to team radio
Hamilton has jumped to a tenth behind Rosberg who’s ERS problem seems to have been resolved
Caterham is off at Becketts, not sure if he can get it back on the black stuff
Only two cars haven’t set a time, and that is Frijns and Maldonado
Rosberg still fastest from Hamilton, Alonso third and Ricciardo fourth
We are closing in on the final ten minutes and track is gradually filling up now
Frijns in the Caterham does not look comfortable at all, the rear end is sliding all over the place
The session is now finished and the Mercedes pair have finished 1-2
Come back later where we will have live coverage of Free Practice Two
Top 10 drivers of Free Practice 1
1. Nico Rosberg
2. Lewis Hamilton
3. Fernando Alonso
4. Daniel Ricciardo
5. Kimi Raikkonen
6. Sebastian Vettel
7. Jenson Button
8. Daniil Kvyat
9. Jean-Eric Vergne
10. Kevin Magnussen