Daniel Ricciardo started his Hungarian GP with a P1 in Friday’s practice, a session in which the top three were separated by 0.087s.
With the track temperature up to 52’C and thunderstorms lurking in the skies, the drivers didn’t waste any time getting down to business.
Ricciardo posted the opening lap time, 1:19.5, joined by his Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen.
However, the session ended as it began with a Red Bull, namely, Ricciardo in P1.
He clocked a 1:17.6 on his second hot lap on a new set of soft tyres
Sebastian Vettel was third ahead of Verstappen; the trio separated by 0.087s.
The championship leader did not have a trouble-free session as he struggled with the balance of his W09 had two big moments during the session.
Marcus Ericsson was another in trouble, starting with a big slide early in the session and as spin later on. The latter left him with a damaged floor.
— Tommy Fischer (@f1tommy) July 27, 2018