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Free Practice 1 results - Chinese Grand Prix 2016 // Tyre failures dominate first Shanghai session

Felipe Massa suffers tyre drama in China practice
Credit: Pirelli S.p.A

Nico Rosberg finished first practice in China ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton, but it was a ninety minute session interrupted by two red flags. Felipe Massa suffered two identical tyre failures that saw him through the gravel and causing one of the stoppages.

Kevin Magnussen also had a rear tyre failure that left Pirelli scrabbling for answers - although they came to the conclusion it wasn't an issue with the tyres. After a thirty minute delay for a track inspection, the final lap times were posted and the session came to an end.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:38.03716
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:38.18316
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:38.66512
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:39.06113
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:39.15511
6Daniil KvyatRed Bull Racing1:39.62514
7Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:39.67612
8Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:39.97411
9Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:40.16913
10Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.23213
11Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:40.34715
12Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:40.53811
13Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:40.82810
14Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:41.3589
15Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:41.39318
16Rio HaryantoManor Racing MRT1:41.61420
17Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:41.81616
18Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:42.90814
19Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:42.9808
20Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 TeamNo time6
22Felipe MassaWilliams Martini RacingNo time4