Photographers lie downy by the side of the track to shoot the cars passing by during the first free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, in Silverstone, England, Friday, July 12, 2019. The British Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Photographers lie downy by the side of the track to shoot the cars passing by during the first free practice at the Silverstone racetrack, in Silverstone, England, Friday, July 12, 2019. The British Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly was fastest in first practice for the British Grand Prix as Romain Grosjean crashed his Haas in the pit lane.
Grosjean span out of control on the pit lane exit at Silverstone on Friday morning and lost his front wing.
In front of his home fans, Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton was only fourth fastest as rain fell — almost a second slower than Gasly.
Hamilton's Mercedes teammate, Valtteri Bottas, was second in the timesheets behind Gasly, who clocked 1 minute, 27.173 seconds.
The other Red Bull driver — Max Verstappen — was third.