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Free Practice 1 results - Belgian Grand Prix 2015 - Rosberg posts fastest time as Maldonado spins

Nico Rosberg was the fastest driver in first practice at Spa, with a scrappy session that saw him recover from an engine problem early on. Hamilton was second with Daniel Ricciardo rounding out the top three. Pastor Maldonado spun his Lotus during the session which brought out the red flags. He crashed into the barriers which meant the marshals had to repair the damage before the running could continue.

Jolyon Palmer was in the Lotus car, driving in place of Romain Grosjean, and the reserve driver finished 17th, splitting the two McLarens. Marussia once again propped up the rear end of the timesheets.

1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:51.08219
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:51.32424
3Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:51.37318
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:51.47823
5Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:51.86621
6Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:51.96018
7Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:52.15827
8Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:52.42126
9Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:52.42320
10Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:52.51119
11Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:52.53915
12Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:52.61420
13Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:52.64016
14Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:52.65322
15Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:53.42616
16Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:53.50215
17Jolyon PalmerLotus F1 Team1:53.79923
18Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:54.22514
19Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:55.50116
20Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:56.08617