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Free Practice 1 results - Abu Dhabi 2013 - Romain Grosjean jumps to the top of the table during a hot first session

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The temperatures in Abu Dhabi rocketed for the first practice session, with track temperature recorded at 46 degrees C. Tyre degradation was a significant problem, with Nico Rosberg instructed to look for shade on the straights. There were three reserve drivers in action, with Rodolfo González, Heikki Kovalainen and James Calado all getting some track time. Lewis Hamilton set the benchmark time, but Romain Grosjean leapt ahead to secure P1. Sebastian Vettel was third fastest, and had a bit of a wobble coming into the pit lane, running wide into the box and narrowly missing his crew.

1Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:44.24121
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:44.43323
3Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:44.49918
4Mark WebberInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:44.71220
5Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:44.74124
6Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:44.92923
7Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:45.04020
8Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:45.09920
9Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:45.15024
10Sergio PérezVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:45.33120
11Nico HülkenbergSauber F1 Team1:45.37823
12Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:45.44018
13Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team1:45.82322
14James CaladoSahara Force India F1 Team1:45.92420
15Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:46.06818
16Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:46.11422
17Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:46.12418
18Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:46.12621
19Charles PicCaterham F1 Team1:47.60022
20Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:47.67022
21Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:47.72323
22Rodolfo GonzálezMarussia F1 Team1:49.56522

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