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Abu Dhabi 2012 - Free Practice 1 results // McLaren show good pace as the action begins at Yas Marina

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Both McLaren drivers topped the ever-fast Sebastian Vettel in first practice at the Yas Marina Circuit, with Lewis Hamilton leading Jenson Button by three tenths of a second. Fernando Alonso was a second down the road, finishing the morning fourth. Max Chilton made his debut for Marussia, completing 21 laps in his first F1 outing. Ma Qing Hua was also in action, along with Jules Bianchi and Giedo van der Garde. Unfortunately, the latter could not set a lap time as the Caterham car had an engine installation problem.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:43.28521
2Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:43.61819
3Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:44.05023
4Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:44.36621
5Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:44.54222
6Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:44.69423
7Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:45.11526
8Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:45.19419
9Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team1:45.34725
10Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:45.42215
11Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:45.56724
12Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:45.58720
13Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:45.72220
14Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:45.74320
15Jules BianchiSahara Force India F1 Team1:45.76922
16Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:45.81122
17Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:46.64924
18Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:46.70826
19Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:47.41823
20Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:47.89121
21Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:48.35422
22Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:48.88722
23Ma Qing HuaHRT Formula 1 Team1:50.48720
24Giedo van der GardeCaterham F1 TeamNo time3

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