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Free Practice 1 results - Chinese Grand Prix 2015 - Hamilton fastest as Palmer debuts in the Lotus

Palmer made his debut for Lotus
Credit: Lotus F1 Team

Mercedes locked out the top of the timesheets with Lewis Hamilton leading teammate Nico Rosberg. The colder conditions of a Shanghai morning saw drivers struggling for grip although there were no major incidents. Jolyon Palmer made his debut for Lotus, taking over Romain Grosjean's car for the first Friday session. He finished 15th overall.

Also at the rear of the field, Jenson Button was marginally quicker than Fernando Alonso, and the Manor drivers suffered no issues although they were both more than three seconds slower than those in front of them.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:39.03321
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:39.57421
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:40.15718
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:40.66127
5Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:41.01218
6Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:41.02921
7Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:41.09724
8Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.11223
9Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:41.30323
10Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:41.30417
11Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:41.33523
12Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.57528
13Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:41.84519
14Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:41.91824
15Jolyon PalmerLotus F1 Team1:41.96725
16Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.14122
17Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:42.16120
18Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.18419
19Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:45.37918
20Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:46.44320