Lap times 1st practice 2018 German F1 Grand Prix

Grandstand of turn 8 at Hockenheim

Event: German Grand Prix
Track: Hockenheimring

Weather:  Sunny,  28ºC
Tarmac: Dry, 42ºC
Wind speed: 4.3 km/h
Humidity: 32%

The first practice for the 2018 German Grand Prix started off without Esteban Ocon and Marcus Ericsson. Both drivers were substituted to test their skills of other talent. At Sauber it was Antonio Giovinazzi who was driving the C37. At Force India it was Nicolas Latifi who drove the FP1 instead of Ocon.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel had a special German GP helmet, to celebrate his home Grand Prix.

The lap record is 1:13.780 min set by Kimi Raikkonen in a McLaren 14 years ago back in 2004.

Verstappen was the first of the top teams to set the quickest lap time. He drove a 1:15.055 min. A lot of teams are working with flow-fish to check their aero data.

Half an hour into the session Giovinazzi lost a part of the Sauber's engine cover and had to go back to the pitbox.

An hour into the session it was the other home GP driver Nico Hulkenberg who left the track with 250 kim/h coming out of turn 12, he kept the car out of the barrier and was able to continue.

Mclaren had a strange session. Both drivers stayed in the pitbox for 40 minutes.

Lewis Hamilton topped the time sheet almost the whole session and his lap time when with 12 minutes to go it was Daniel Ricciardo who scored P1 with a lap time of  1:13.525 min, which is already 0.251 sec. quicker than the lap record of 2004 and 2 seconds faster than the quickest lap time driven in FP1 of 2016.

FP1 Lap Times 2018 German GP

Pos No Driver Team Lap Time 1st Gap Laps Tyres
1 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:13.525 22 Ultra
2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:13.529 +0.004s 29 Ultra
3 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:13.714 +0.189s 34 Ultra
4 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:13.796 +0.271s 23 Soft
5 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:13.903 +0.378s 30 Ultra
6 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:14.267 +0.742s 24 Soft
7 8 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:14.691 +1.166s 29 Ultra
8 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:14.853 +1.328s 28 Ultra
9 16 Charles Leclerc Sauber 1:15.097 +1.572s 25 Soft
10 27 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:15.282 +1.757s 32 Medium
11 11 Sergio Pérez Force India 1:15.415 +1.890s 29 Ultra
12 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:15.544 +2.019s 13 Ultra
13 18 Lance Stroll Williams 1:15.629 +2.104s 32 Ultra
14 55 Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault 1:15.769 +2.244s 10 Ultra
15 28 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1:15.864 +2.339s 36 Soft
16 35 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1:15.876 +2.351s 34 Ultra
17 34 Nicholas Latifi Force India 1:16.023 +2.498s 27 Ultra
18 10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:16.071 +2.546s 32 Soft
19 36 Antonio Giovinazzi Sauber 1:16.136 +2.611s 23 Soft
20 2 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:16.149 +2.624s 14 Soft

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