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Free Practice 1 results - Bahrain Grand Prix 2015 - Ferrari top the times as Mercedes focus on long run pace

Sainz shows early promise for Toro Rosso
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Kimi Räikkönen and Sebastian Vettel ended up at the top of the timesheets for the first session of practice in Bahrain. They were untroubled by the Mercedes duo, who finished outside the top ten as they concentrated on heavier fuel loads.

High track temperatures dominated the early part of the session, as Jolyon Palmer stepped into the Lotus for the second weekend in a row. Jenson Button had no luck, spinning his McLaren on track after just three laps, and he ended the session without setting a lap time.

1Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:37.82713
2Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:38.02912
3Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:38.39023
4Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:38.44714
5Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:38.45517
6Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:38.50422
7Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:38.59818
8Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:38.62817
9Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:38.66117
10Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:38.79021
11Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.79315
12Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:38.84223
13Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:39.18720
14Jolyon PalmerLotus F1 Team1:39.28331
15Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:39.29323
16Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:39.53222
17Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:39.53421
18Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:42.97312
19Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:44.26515
20Jenson ButtonMcLaren HondaNo time2