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Nico Rosberg quickest in first practice in Austria

Championship leader Nico Rosberg registers the fastest time during the first practice session ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix.

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has recorded the quickest time during the first practice session ahead of Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix.

The Championship leader finished comfortably ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton, while the Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were third and fourth respectively.

Daniel Ricciardo was fifth in the Red Bull, but teammate Max Verstappen was further down the leaderboard in eighth position.

McLaren pair Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso were 13th and 14th respectively, while Great Britain's Jolyon Palmer was in 17th spot in the Renault.

Full standings:

1. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
3. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
5. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
6. Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso)
7. Felipe Massa (Williams)
8. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
9. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
10. Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
11. Romain Grosjean (Haas)
12. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
13. Jenson Button (McLaren)
14. Fernando Alonso (McLaren)
15. Kevin Magnussen (Renault)
16. Pascal Wehrlein (Manor)
17. Jolyon Palmer (Renault)
18. Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)
19. Esteban Gutierrez (Haas)
20. Felipe Nasr (Sauber)
21. Rio Haryanto (Manor)
22. Alfonso Celis (Force India)

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