British GP FP1 Results: Gasly fastest as Red Bull impress
Pierre Gasly surprised everyone at the British Grand Prix first practice session at Silverstone on Friday as he recorded the fastest lap ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen in second and third respectively.
Romain Grosjean set the tone for the day when he actually spun and crashed while inside the pitlane, just at the corner before the lane means the proper track. After losing control, he spun his front wing into the side, causing significant damage.
The decision was made for the Haas driver to complete the subsequent lap in order to avoid going the wrong way down the pitlane, but all this achieved was spreading debris throughout the track, resulting in a small safety car period.
Shortly after, a longer suspension of the session was needed after Kimi Raikkonen suffered from an engine failure on the Wellington straight. The removal of his car resulted in a temporary red flag.
As time went on after the action returned, spots of rain became a problem as a variety of drivers struggled with the water complicated the already complicated surface, which was only finished two weeks ago. The Brooklands corner was the location of numerous spins.
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