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China 2011 - Free Practice 1 results // Vettel headed up the first session in Shanghai, with Webber close behind

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Sebastian Vettel laid down the gauntlet yet again, as the Chinese Grand prix weekend got off to a good start. The first practice session saw drivers struggling with visibility due to a smog, which meant it was a while before the action began. Once they got going, it seemed KERS was being troublesome, and the tyres were just as keen on shedding rubber as in Malaysia. The most notable moment was when Nick Heidfeld lost control of his Renault and crashed into the barriers, damaging the front wing.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull1:38.73923
2Mark WebberRed Bull1:39.35427
3Lewis HamiltonMcLaren1:40.84521
4Jenson ButtonMcLaren1:40.94022
5Nick HeidfeldRenault1:40.9875
6Felipe MassaFerrari1:41.04625
7Sergio PérezSauber1:41.18920
8Pastor MaldonadoWilliams1:41.22220
9Vitaly PetrovRenault1:41.23116
10Sébastien BuemiToro Rosso1:41.32821
11Nico RosbergMercedes1:41.36123
12Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:41.43415
13Nico HülkenbergForce India1:41.49420
14Heikki KovalainenLotus1:41.57913
15Paul di RestaForce India1:41.61018
16Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso1:41.75220
17Rubens BarrichelloWilliams1:41.93925
18Michael SchumacherMercedes1:42.30123
19Kamui KobayashiSauber1:43.79220
20Jérôme D'AmbrosioVirgin1:44.08920
21Tonio LiuzziHRT1:44.35918
22Timo GlockVirgin1:44.43811
23Luiz RaziaLotus1:44.5429
24Narain KarthikeyanHRT1:45.01923

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