Formula One - Hamilton on top after busy practice

Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton drives during the first practice session at the Monaco street circuit, on May 26, 2016 (AFP Photo/Andrej Iaskovic)
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- World champion Lewis Hamilton topped the times ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in Thursday morning's incident-hit opening free practice for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. Using the latest new 'ultra-soft' Pirelli tyres for the first time, the defending three-time title winner clocked a best lap of one minute and 15.537 seconds to outpace championship leader Rosberg by 0.101 seconds as the pair dominated proceedings on a dry morning in the Mediterranean principality. Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel was third fastest for Ferrari, four-tenths adrift of Briton Hamilton, ahead of the two Red Bulls driven by Australian Daniel Ricciardo and record-breaking Dutch teenager Max Verstappen.

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