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Rosberg quickest in FP1 as Alonso hits engine trouble

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Rosberg quickest in FP1 as Alonso hits engine trouble

Rosberg quickest in FP1 as Alonso hits engine trouble

Nico Rosberg fastest in the timesheets during first free practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix, ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

The championship leader already on the back foot following Mercedes confirmed that he will take a 15-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race.

The first part of the session Rosberg tested the ‘Halo’ cockpit protection device, Nico Hulkenberg, Carlos Sainz Jr. and Daniel Ricciardo also lapped using the Halo in the early part of the session.

Fernando Alonso’s day was over after just three installation laps in FP1 for the Belgian Grand Prix as Honda’s upgraded power unit problems prevented any further running.

Honda F1 introduced a major power unit upgrade to the race at Spa and the spending seven development tokens on internal combustion engine, turbo and compressor upgrades.

Kimi Raikkonen set third fastest for Ferrari ahead of Force India’s Sergio Perez.

Sebastian Vettel was fifth in the second Ferrari ahead of the Red Bull duo of Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.

Nico Hulkenberg finished eighth in the second Force India ahead of Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, while Esteban Gutierrez made a strong start to the weekend to finish P10.
First Practice results – 2016 Belgian Grand Prix

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