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Australia 2009 - Free Practice 1 results // Nico Rosberg leads the way, as Sebastian Vettel brings up the rear

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Nico Rosberg put the marker down for the first session of the brand new season, with Williams teammate Kazuki Nakajima close behind him, and both way ahead of everyone else. Kimi Räikkönen was the closest, with the top seven split by a second. Several drivers struggled to keep their car on track, including Lewis Hamilton and Nelson Piquet. Sebastian Vettel's running was shortened after his car developed an hydraulic problem.

PositionDriverTimeLaps
1Nico Rosberg1:26.68719
2Kazuki Nakajima1:26.73621
3Kimi Räikkönen1:26.75024
4Rubens Barrichello1:27.22621
5Heikki Kovalainen1:27.45315
6Jenson Button1:27.46712
7Felipe Massa1:27.64224
8Timo Glock1:27.71024
9Adrian Sutil1:27.99320
10Fernando Alonso1:28.12316
11Nick Heidfeld1:28.13720
12Jarno Trulli1:28.14221
13Robert Kubica1:28.51122
14Giancarlo Fisichella1:28.60316
15Sébastien Buemi1:28.78527
16Lewis Hamilton1:29.04218
17Mark Webber1:29.0817
18Nelson Piquet1:29.46125
19Sébastien Bourdais1:29.49921
20Sebastian Vettel1:32.7844