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Bahrain 2012 - Free Practice 1 results // Lewis Hamilton takes an early lead in first practice session

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Despite the furore surrounding the events in Bahrain, Free Practice 1 got underway with no major incident. The weather was warm and dry, allowing drivers the freedom of the full 90 minutes to choose when to run. Red Bull showed some increased pace, leading the way at one point, and ending up with Sebastian Vettel second. It was Lewis Hamilton who finished the morning on top, however.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:33.57211
2Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:33.87721
3Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:34.15026
4Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:34.24923
5Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:34.27714
6Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:34.34426
7Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:34.48317
8Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:34.55222
9Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:34.60917
10Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:34.84720
11Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:35.02422
12Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:35.26824
13Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:35.43621
14Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team1:35.49724
15Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:35.71919
16Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:35.92924
17Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:36.19520
18Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:36.33011
19Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:36.48418
20Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:36.59120
21Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:37.46717
22Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:38.00618
23Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:38.87719
24Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:36.99623

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