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Romain Grosjean suffers embarrassing crash in the PITLANE as Pierre Gasly goes fastest in first practice ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone

By Dan Ripley for MailOnline

Published: 11:39 BST, 12 July 2019 | Updated: 11:54 BST, 12 July 2019

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Pierre Gasly went fastest in an incident packed first practice session ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver put in a suspected low fuel run at the end of the session to go nearly half a second quicker than Valtteri Bottas, with Max Verstappen third and Lewis Hamilton fourth.

The Silverstone track has been relayed ahead of the race and drivers struggled for grip in the session as the asphalt required the cars to lay down rubber on the surface through laps. 

Romain Grosjean spun in the pitlane early in practice for the British Grand Prix

Romain Grosjean spun in the pitlane early in practice for the British Grand Prix

The Haas driver was making his way out the pitlane to start an outlap

The Haas driver was making his way out the pitlane to start an outlap

But turning right preparing to join the track, he spun as he tries to correct the error

But turning right preparing to join the track, he spun as he tries to correct the error

He could not prevent his Haas car careering into the barrier, breaking his front wing

He could not prevent his Haas car careering into the barrier, breaking his front wing

But no driver struggled more than Romain Grosjean who suffered the embarrassment of spinning out in the pitlane.

The Haas driver was making his way out to start an outlap only to spin once he had passed the pitlane speed limit and negotiated what was otherwise a basic enough right turn.

After losing his front wing, the Frenchman had no choice but to drive a

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