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Brazil 2012 - Free Practice 1 results // Hamilton tops first practice as the action begins in Interlagos

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The final race weekend is underway, with two Free Practice sessions complete at the Interlagos circuit. Lewis Hamilton led the way but only marginally, with the gap to second place Sebastian Vettel just nine thousandths of a second. Mark Webber was just behind in third. HRT ran for just half an hour of the session, whilst Kimi Räikkönen was restricted by a reported engine problem, completing just 16 laps. Felipe Massa was running a new helmet design for his home race, whilst Bruno Senna, also at his home event, was replaced by Valtteri Bottas in the morning session.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:14.13133
2Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:14.14035
3Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:14.19834
4Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:14.21731
5Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:14.39228
6Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:14.71629
7Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:14.71933
8Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:14.73834
9Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:15.01537
10Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:15.05032
11Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:15.11436
12Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:15.25531
13Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:15.39632
14Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team1:15.41323
15Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:15.58735
16Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:15.70116
17Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:16.04835
18Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:16.31536
19Giedo van der GardeCaterham F1 Team1:16.46032
20Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:16.50631
21Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:16.61730
22Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:17.23426
23Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:17.67815
24Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:17.89513

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