Result: Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo fastest in frustrating British Grand Prix first practice

Result: Ricciardo fastest in soggy practice
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Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo records the fastest time in the first practice of the British Grand Prix, which is marred by wet conditions.

Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo has recorded the fastest time in the first practice session at Silverstone ahead of the British Grand Prix in frustrating wet conditions for the drivers.

The teams were tentative on the soggy track, with most delaying sending their drivers out due to the wet conditions, while Force India's James Rossiter decided against taking part in practice one because of the weather.

Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel emerged onto the Silverstone circuit for a cautious drive around the track, but it was Ricciardo who completed the first timed lap 77 minutes into the session.

After clocking the time of 1:54.249, Lewis Hamilton entered the track, which contained puddles of standing water, for Mercedes but could only muster a time of 1:55.458.

Only 11 drivers opted to carry out a timed lap, with the likes of Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen failing to record a time.

First practice standings of 11 drivers:

1. Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso)
2. Niko Hulkenberg (Sauber)
3. Pastor Maldonado (Williams)
4. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
5. Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber)
6. Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
7. Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso)
8. Giedo van der Garde (Caterham)
9. Max Chilton (Marussia)
10. Jules Bianchi (Marussia)
11. Felipe Massa (Ferrari)

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