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Free Practice 1 results - China 2014 // Alonso impresses the new boss with the fastest lap

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Alonso studies the timesheets
Credit: Foto Colombo

On a drizzly day in Shanghai, Fernando Alonso posted the fastest lap time to impress the new Ferrari team principal. He was challenged all the way by Mercedes, although only Nico Rosberg saw the end of the session, as Lewis Hamilton's running was cut short by a suspension problem.

There were a couple of spins, as Daniil Kvyat got to grips with the track. The Toro Rosso driver spun off into the gravel but managed to recover and continue. Pastor Maldonado had an odd incident, in which the corner ended but he kept turning - replays showing he appeared to be concentrating on the steering wheel rather than the road in front of him.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:39.78320
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:40.18116
3Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:40.77223
4Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:40.97023
5Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:41.17516
6Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:41.36620
7Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.50526
8Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:41.5609
9Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:41.62919
10Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:41.69914
11Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.97723
12Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:42.09024
13Felipe NasrWilliams Martini Racing1:42.26513
14Giedo van der GardeSauber F1 Team1:42.61516
15Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.73313
16Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:43.73122
17Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:44.03816
18Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:44.16217
19Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:44.2707
20Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:44.78220
21Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:44.83522
22Kimi RäikkönenScuderia FerrariNo time1

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