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Free Practice 1 results - Japan 2014 - Rosberg pips Hamilton as Verstappen makes his F1 debut

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Alonso takes the fight to Williams on Friday
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It was a quiet first session at Suzuka as the drivers got used to the track and the challenge awaiting them. All eyes were on Max Verstappen who made his practice debut for Toro Rosso and thus became the youngest ever F1 driver to participate in a session. He did quite well, avoided a crash with fellow Friday driver Robert Merhi in the Caterham, but ended the morning run with an engine problem.

Nico Rosberg pipped his teammate to the top spot by just two tenths of a second, the pair very closely matched on pace. Ferrari were best of the rest, with the Red Bull duo further down the field.

1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:35.46127
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:35.61226
3Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:36.03719
4Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:36.57625
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:37.18719
6Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:37.32724
7Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:37.46627
8Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:37.64924
9Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:37.68626
10Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:37.71426
11Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:38.01222
12Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:38.15722
13Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.32410
14Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.5829
15Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:38.85121
16Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:39.04619
17Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:39.09726
18Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:39.31818
19Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:40.03118
20Roberto MerhiCaterham F1 Team1:41.47224
21Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:41.58010
22Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:41.75715

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