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Australia 2012 - Free Practice 1 results // The first 90 minutes of action in Melbourne sees Button on top

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A damp start to the season, but that didn't stop some tentative runners trying their hand at a few laps of Albert Park. There wasn't as much running as we might have liked, but everyone bar the two HRT drivers. Pedro de la Rosa couldn't participate as his car wasn't quite ready, whilst Narain Karthikeyan only completed installation laps before grinding to a halt out on track. Meanwhile, Felipe Massa managed to beach his car in the gravel, but the McLaren team got off to a great start with their drivers finishing 1-2.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:27.56011
2Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:27.80514
3Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:28.23517
4Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:28.36021
5Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:28.46721
6Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:28.68322
7Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:28.90823
8Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:29.41516
9Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:29.5658
10Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:29.72226
11Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:29.79021
12Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:29.86517
13Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:29.88118
14Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:29.95321
15Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:30.12422
16Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:30.51516
17Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:30.58616
18Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:30.74311
19Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:31.17817
20Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:31.9838
21Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:34.7308
22Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:40.25611
23Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 TeamNo Time3
24Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 TeamNo Time0

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