Hungarian Grand Prix - Hamilton fastest in both practice sessions

Lewis Hamilton started his Hungarian Grand Prix weekend as he intended to continue, leading both of Friday's free practice sessions with championship-leading Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg behind.

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Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the first practice session of the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix at the Hungaroring (Reuters)

The winner of the last two Hungarian Grands Prix lapped the Hungaroring circuit outside Budapest with a best time of one minute 25.814 seconds.

Rosberg was second fastest, 0.183 slower than the 2008 champion, on a hot morning with track temperatures rising to around 48 degrees Celsius.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso were the closest to the dominant duo, who have won nine out of 10 races so far between them, with third and fourth places respectively on the timesheets.

Red Bull's quadruple champion Sebastian Vettel, who has never won in Hungary, was fifth fastest ahead of Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen for McLaren.

Hamilton is 14 points adrift of Rosberg, despite having won five races to the German's four, but has a far better record in Hungary.

The Briton has won four times there in total, a record he shares with Germany's now retired Michael Schumacher, whereas Rosberg has yet to stand on the Hungaroring podium.

Raikkonen also has a great record at the track, which counts almost as a home race for Finnish drivers, with victory for McLaren in 2005 and second place in the last two years with Lotus.

The Finn needs a good result this weekend after being eclipsed by Alonso so far this season. Raikkonen is the only driver on the grid who has yet to beat his team mate this year.

The session opened with Max Chilton's Marussia on fire in the pits, with the flames quickly extinguished, after oil leaked onto the exhaust.

2nd Free Practice Session from the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring on Friday

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1:24.482

2. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1:24.720

3. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) RedBull - Renault 1:25.111

4. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1:25.437

5. Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) McLaren 1:25.580

6. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1:25.730

7. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) RedBull - Renault 1:25.983

8. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams-Mercedes 1:25.999

9. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1:26.234

10. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes 1:26.402

11. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso - Renault 1:26.689

12. Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso - Renault 1:26.703

13. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India - Mercedes 1:26.789

14. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Sauber - Ferrari 1:26.919

15. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India - Mercedes 1:27.013

16. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus - Renault 1:27.019

17. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus - Renault 1:27.021

18. Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber - Ferrari 1:27.480

19. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Caterham - Renault 1:28.370

20. Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia - Ferrari 1:28.469

21. Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia - Ferrari 1:28.586

22. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Caterham - Renault 1:29.036

1st Free Practice Session from the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring on Friday

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1:25.814

2. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1:25.997

3. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1:26.421

4. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1:26.872

5. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) RedBull - Renault 1:27.220

6. Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) McLaren 1:27.357

7. Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso - Renault 1:27.683

8. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) RedBull - Renault 1:27.782

9. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1:27.804

10. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes 1:27.960

11. Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber - Ferrari 1:27.967

12. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India - Mercedes 1:28.101

13. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso - Renault 1:28.208

14. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus - Renault 1:28.266

15. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams-Mercedes 1:28.330

16. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India - Mercedes 1:28.376

17. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus - Renault 1:28.593

18. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Sauber - Ferrari 1:29.025

19. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Caterham - Renault 1:30.363

20. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Caterham - Renault 1:30.892

21. Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia - Ferrari 1:31.004

22. Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia - Ferrari 1:31.248

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