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Free Practice 1 results - Belgium 2014 // Mercedes on top, as Friday drivers get to work

Published by Christine

Hamilton circulates Spa early on Friday
Credit: Daimler AG

All eyes were on the brand new duo of Alexander Rossi and André Lotterer, making their F1 debuts. Unfortunately for Rossi, it emerged halfway through the session that he wouldn't be in the car for the rest of the weekend. He went on to finish behind Jules Bianchi, whilst Lotterer was a tenth of a second up on Marcus Ericsson.

At the top, Mercedes led the way with Nico Rosberg marginally fastest, with Fernando Alonso best of the rest. Jenson Button, continuing to run his pink helmet, finished well in fourth, whilst the Red Bull duo were down in 9th and 11th.

It was a quiet session overall, a few drivers exploring the limits of the track, and a handful having issues. Romain Grosjean struggled with his rear tyres, whilst Kimi Räikkönen had some temperature related problems.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:51.57725
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:51.67424
3Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:51.80516
4Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:52.40421
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:52.81817
6Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:52.90324
7Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:52.92223
8Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:52.93722
9Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:52.97219
10Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:53.17220
11Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:53.36911
12Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:53.59421
13Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:53.59720
14Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:53.70314
15Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:53.96820
16Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:54.18920
17Giedo van der GardeSauber F1 Team1:54.33516
18Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:55.33621
19Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:55.78219
20Alexander RossiMarussia F1 Team1:57.23220
21André LottererCaterham F1 Team1:57.88624
22Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:57.97724

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