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Free Practice 1 results - Austrian Grand Prix 2015 - Rosberg takes early honours at Red Bull Ring

Alonso manages ten laps in difficult session
Credit: McLaren/LAT Photographic

Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time in Austria, on the pace almost immediately the practice session began. Kimi Räikkönen was third behind Lewis Hamilton, but his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel was unable to complete any meaningful running due to a gearbox problem. Lotus allowed Jolyon Palmer a run in Grosjean’s Lotus, but the team were firmly midfield, alongside Force India.

Felipe Nasr put on a good show for Sauber, finishing fifth fastest, whilst the McLaren duo continued to struggle. Alonso completed only 10 laps after sitting out much of the session due to an engine installation issue. Button managed 30 laps, but was only a few tenths faster than his teammate anyway.

1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:10.40136
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:10.70928
3Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:11.02822
4Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:11.45226
5Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:11.63328
6Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:11.64231
7Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:11.72429
8Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:11.82538
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:11.89029
10Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:11.90537
11Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:11.94832
12Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:12.00434
13Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:12.03136
14Jolyon PalmerLotus F1 Team1:12.05027
15Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:12.15930
16Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:12.92030
17Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:13.27210
18Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:13.93729
19Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:15.45911
20Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:15.6844