Rosberg leads Hamilton in Austrian GP practice

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg walks in the pit during the first training session prior to the Formula One Grand Prix, at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg in Spielberg, southern Austria, Friday, July 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
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SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) Nico Rosberg led Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the first practice for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday.

Both drivers had some problems but dominated the session. Rosberg topped Hamilton by .357 seconds on the Red Bull Ring.

Rosberg has won both races since the circuit returned to Austria, and tops Formula One with five wins, holding a 24-point lead over defending champion Hamilton.

The Mercedes drivers spun off during the session, and Jean Grosjean of Haas lost control while trying to avoid Hamilton.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen broke his suspension and front wing while running wide and hitting a yellow kerb.

Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were third and fourth, respectively.