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Japan 2011 - Free Practice 1 results // Button tops the times in the first session at Suzuka

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It took well over half an hour for any real pace to be shown out on track at Suzuka this morning, but once all that cars were out there and running, there was plenty to behold. McLaren led the way, with Jenson Button just sneaking ahead of Lewis Hamilton. The big news was the sight of Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull car off track and heading for the barriers. He didn't do too much damage, and was fine again for FP2. Pastor Maldonado had a big off, avoided the barriers, but had to retire the car anyway.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Jenson ButtonMcLaren1:33.63420
2Lewis HamiltonMcLaren1:33.72518
3Sebastian VettelRed Bull1:34.09022
4Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:34.37224
5Mark WebberRed Bull1:34.42625
6Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso1:34.93723
7Felipe MassaFerrari1:35.58527
8Sébastien BuemiToro Rosso1:35.59025
9Michael SchumacherMercedes1:36.03322
10Vitaly PetrovRenault1:36.37018
11Bruno SennaRenault1:36.48718
12Nico HülkenbergForce India1:36.70021
13Kamui KobayashiSauber1:36.94824
14Paul di RestaForce India1:36.94922
15Sergio PérezSauber1:37.10329
16Nico RosbergMercedes1:38.19718
17Rubens BarrichelloWilliams1:38.33111
18Pastor MaldonadoWilliams1:38.4468
19Jarno TrulliLotus1:39.16810
20Karun ChandhokLotus1:39.94622
21Timo GlockVirgin1:40.87213
22Jérôme D'AmbrosioVirgin1:41.01924
23Daniel RicciardoHRT1:41.10625
24Narain KarthikeyanHRT1:41.77525

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