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Free Practice 1 results - Australia 2014 // Alonso goes fastest, as Hamilton stops early

Published by Christine

Fernando circulates Albert Park on day one
Credit: Foto Colombo

We expected there to be problems in the first session of practice in Melbourne, but it was a surprise to see a Mercedes as the first car stopping out on track. Lewis Hamilton didn't manage to set a lap time and found his session over after just five minutes. Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel took a long time to leave the garage but he completed 10 laps and finished in the top ten.

Other incidents included Max Chilton locking up in the pit lane, knocking into some equipment and narrowly missing a mechanic, Toro Rosso consistently struggling with their brakes and running off track, and the Williams pair getting their day off to a really good start.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:31.84020
2Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:32.35723
3Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:32.40327
4Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:32.43119
5Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:32.59926
6Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:32.60417
7Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:32.79310
8Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:32.84728
9Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:32.97719
10Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:33.44630
11Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:33.53323
12Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:33.85524
13Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:34.27227
14Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:35.5787
15Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:36.44513
16Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:40.8596
17Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:46.9224
18Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 TeamNo time1
19Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamNo time1
20Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 TeamNo time1
21Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 TeamNo time2
22Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 TeamNo time0

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