Ricciardo posts fastest time in 1st German GP practice run

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) Daniel Ricciardo was fractionally faster than Lewis Hamilton in the first practice session for the German Grand Prix on Friday.

The Red Bull driver topped the charts by just .0004 seconds ahead of Hamilton's Mercedes. His pace may count for little, however, considering Ricciardo starts Sunday's race from last because of a grid penalty for engine-part changes.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen was third quickest, about .2 seconds behind his teammate in hot sunshine at the Hockenheimring track.

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RankDriverPointsWins
1 S.Vettel 171 4
2 L.Hamilton 163 3
3 K.Raikkonen 116 0
4 D.Ricciardo 106 2
5 V.Bottas 104 0
6 M.Verstappen 93 1
7 N.Hulkenberg 42 0
8 F.Alonso 40 0
9 K.Magnussen 39 0
10 C.Sainz Jr. 28 0
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