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China 2013 - Free Practice 1 results // Mercedes head up a quiet first session in Shanghai

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Nico Rosberg found himself on top of the timesheets in the first practice session in China, a year on from his pole position and maiden win in Formula One at the same location. Lewis Hamilton slotted in nicely in second, a good start for the Mercedes duo. Sergio Pérez had less luck, following in the footsteps of Hamilton by crashing off into the gravel trap by the pitlane. Esteban Gutiérrez also had a moment in the gravel. Caterham ran the first Friday driver of the season with Ma Qing Hua in for Charles Pic.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:36.71721
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:37.17120
3Mark WebberInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:37.65821
4Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:37.94220
5Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:37.96517
6Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:38.06924
7Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:38.09514
8Adrian SutilSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.12521
9Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:38.39817
10Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.56115
11Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:38.79016
12Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:39.05719
13Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:39.15822
14Nico HülkenbergSauber F1 Team1:39.18021
15Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:39.33619
16Sergio PérezVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:39.36020
17Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team1:39.39221
18Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:40.03222
19Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:41.96616
20Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:42.05618
21Giedo van der GardeCaterham F1 Team1:42.08321
22Ma Qing HuaCaterham F1 Team1:43.54520

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