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Free Practice 1 results - Chinese Grand Prix 2017 // Curtailed running gets Shanghai weekend underway

Verstappen goes fastest in disrupted practice session
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We were expecting the conditions to be tricky in China but Free Practice 1 was hit hard by the rain and the fog. There was limited running initially, when the session was red flagged for forty minutes because the medical helicopter was unable to land at the designated hospital. When the session resumed, there was just time for a few laps - no more than eight each - before Hülkenberg spun his Renault into the gravel.

With a beached car to extricate, Race Control red flagged the session again, and it never restarted with conditions going south once again. Max Verstappen ended the morning on top of the timesheets, but there was nothing representative about any of the running achieved.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:50.4914
2Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:52.0867
3Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:52.5077
4Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:52.8405
5Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:53.0396
6Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:53.3144
7Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:53.5205
8Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:54.0387
9Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:54.6644
10Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:55.1048
11Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:55.6086
12Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:57.4454
13Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team2:15.1384
14Antonio GiovinazziSauber F1 Team2:15.2814
15Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 TeamNo time3
16Sebastian VettelScuderia FerrariNo time2
17Kimi RäikkönenScuderia FerrariNo time1
18Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 TeamNo time2
19Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 TeamNo time3
20Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas MotorsportNo time2