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Free Practice 1 results - Malaysia 2014 // Lotus fail to set a time, as Hamilton leads the way

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Ferrari showed increased pace
Credit: Foto Colombo

Our drivers got their race weekends underway with a ninety minute session in the sweltering heat of Sepang. Mercedes were fast, although Ferrari showed increased pace. At one point, the McLaren duo of Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen were trading fastest laps with Fernando Alonso. Kimi Räïkkönen got in on the act, posting the fastest time of the morning, just as his teammate spun off track backwards.

Magnussen didn't end the session as well as he'd have liked, stopping out on track after lowing power. Romain Grosjean also came to a halt out on the circuit before setting a time. Lotus were really struggling again, with Pastor Maldonado failing to post a complete lap, and coming back into the pits with smoke pouring from the back of the car.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:40.69119
2Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:40.84320
3Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:41.02819
4Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:41.11120
5Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:41.27418
6Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.40215
7Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:41.5239
8Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:41.64219
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:41.68623
10Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:41.83022
11Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:41.92314
12Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:42.11720
13Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:42.36521
14Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:42.86921
15Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:42.90423
16Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:43.82518
17Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:45.77524
18Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:46.91110
19Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:51.1805
20Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 TeamNo time2
21Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 TeamNo time2
22Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 TeamNo time4

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