Lewis Hamilton fastest in German Grand Prix first practice

The Mercedes pair were a full second clear of their nearest rival, Australian Mark Webber of Red Bull, who continued to show a new lease of life after announcing his intention to move to sportscar racing at the end of the season. Webber was third ahead of German Adrian Sutil of Force India.

updated: July 05, 2013 21:48 IST
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Nurburgring, Germany: Lewis Hamilton picked up on Friday morning where he left off at Silverstone when he set the fastest time in opening free practice for the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

Six days after his sensational pole lap at the British Grand Prix, the 28-year-old Briton steered his Mercedes car to a fastest lap in 1min 31.754sec -- and without any hint of a tyre failure -- in the first session of the weekend.

On a mild and dry morning in the Eifel, Hamilton was two-tenths of a second ahead of his Mercedes team-mate German Nico Rosberg, who won last Sunday's race.

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