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Free Practice 1 results - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2017 - Vettel goes fastest for first Abu Dhabi session

Vettel goes fastest for first Abu Dhabi session
Credit: Ferrari Media

The opening practice session at the Yas Marina circuit proved to be a close one, with Sebastian Vettel ending on top, but Hamilton and Verstappen very close behind. Friday drivers were in session, with Antonio Giovinazzi driving the Haas, and George Russell impressing once again in the Force India. The times were set early, as the temperatures started dropping and meant no improvements.

Brendon Hartley sat out much of the session, whilst Romain Grosjean spun into the barriers. Others spun too, including Giovinazzi, Hülkenberg and Stroll.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:39.00623
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:39.12625
3Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:39.15415
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:39.51822
5Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:39.74130
6Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:40.29324
7Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:40.52220
8Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:40.56915
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:40.72327
10Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:40.77329
11George RussellSahara Force India F1 Team1:41.13126
12Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:41.30624
13Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:41.58127
14Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.64629
15Carlos Sainz JrRenault Sport F1 Team1:41.74823
16Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:41.75226
17Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:41.86426
18Antonio GiovinazziHaas F1 Team1:42.06521
19Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:42.34428
20Brendon HartleyScuderia Toro Rosso1:42.58535