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China 2012 - Free Practice 1 results // Rain halts most running but Hamilton sets the wet pace

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It was a wet start to the weekend as the Shanghai International Circuit roared with the sound of engines - albeit only briefly. The wet practice session saw only a few laps completed by each driver, with test programmes shortened for the morning as the conditions hampered running. Despite the rain, it was a morning for third drivers to get a chance behind the wheel with Valtteri Bottas returning for Williams and Jules Bianchi in for Force India. Caterham also gave Giedo van der Garde a few laps as well. It was Lewis Hamilton who topped the times, whilst Lotus driver Kimi Räikkönen sat at the other end of the timesheets.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:37.1067
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:38.11614
3Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:38.31614
4Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:38.58413
5Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:38.91112
6Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:38.97715
7Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:39.19812
8Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:39.1996
9Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:39.74816
10Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:39.76814
11Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:40.05614
12Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:40.15314
13Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team1:40.2988
14Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:40.32813
15Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:40.54012
16Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:41.07114
17Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:41.20414
18Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:42.33014
19Giedo van der GardeCaterham F1 Team1:42.52111
20Jules BianchiSahara Force India F1 Team1:44.1188
21Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:44.22710
22Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:44.50015
23Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:47.20412
24Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:50.46511

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