It was an interesting time on Friday for fans of Formula One as they were thrilled during a practice session ahead of Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Australian star, Daniel Ricciardo topped the times for Red Bull in the closely-contested opening free practice session.

Ricciardo recorded the best lap time in one minute,18.4 seconds to outpace Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton.

The top three were separated by only three-tenths of a second after a session that featured an early red flag stoppage when Italian Antonio Giovinazzi hit the barriers at Turn 11.

Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was quickest in the early stages before the Englishman took control only to be outpaced in the final minutes by Ricciardo.

Dutch teenager, Max Verstappen was fourth in the second Red Bull ahead of Bottas and championship leader, Sebastian Vettel in the second Ferrari.

Two-time champion Fernando Alonso lived up to his hopes by taking seventh ahead of his McLaren team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne.

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