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Europe 2012 - Free Practice 1 results // Williams return to the top of the timesheets as the Valencia weekend begins

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Pastor Maldonado led the way in a return to form for Williams. First practice saw the Williams do battle with the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg for the top spot, although the German gradually fell down the order to finish behind his teammate. Pastor finished top ahead of both the Red Bull cars, with Sebastian Vettel ahead of Mark Webber. Meanwhile Jenson Button made a better start to his weekend, finishing this first session fourth, whilst two reserve drivers were granted some seat time - Jules Bianchi for Force India, and Valtteri Bottas for Williams.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:40.89022
2Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:40.97321
3Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:40.98419
4Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:40.99419
5Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:41.06526
6Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:41.10515
7Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:41.11722
8Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:41.15818
9Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:41.18221
10Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:41.62021
11Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:41.78415
12Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:41.83819
13Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:41.86116
14Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:42.10920
15Jules BianchiSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.17521
16Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team1:42.29924
17Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:42.44226
18Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:42.75826
19Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:42.77728
20Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:43.20919
21Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:44.17318
22Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:44.99615
23Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:45.12023
24Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:45.3387

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