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Free Practice 1 results - United States 2013 // Fernando Alonso tops a delayed and shortened session

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First practice in Austin was a very odd session, with the first problem a delay of 40 minutes due to the fog. The session was shortened to one hour because of the hefty delay, but the running couldn't really get underway until there were just thirty minutes left - because the medical helicopter had an antennae problem and a replacement had to arrive. In the end, Fernando Alonso was fastest, with Jenson Button and Valtteri Bottas behind. Sebastian Vettel finished way down in 18th, with no specific problems. He was just behind Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat who got 20 laps of practice ahead of his promotion to the race seat in 2014.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:38.34316
2Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:38.37125
3Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team1:38.38817
4Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:38.53218
5Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:38.65721
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:38.97921
7Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:39.00517
8Mark WebberInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:39.08317
9Nico HülkenbergSauber F1 Team1:39.15817
10Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:39.20015
11Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:39.23813
12Sergio PérezVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:39.25617
13Heikki KovalainenLotus F1 Team1:39.48718
14Adrian SutilSahara Force India F1 Team1:39.69915
15Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:39.83615
16Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:39.86319
17Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.06520
18Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:40.66221
19Alexander RossiCaterham F1 Team1:41.39921
20Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:41.60519
21Charles PicCaterham F1 Team1:42.05419
22Rodolfo GonzálezMarussia F1 Team1:43.71617

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