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Japan 2012 - Free Practice 1 results // McLaren lead first practice in Suzuka, as Rosberg's engine gives up

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Free Practice day in Japan dawned bright and sunny, and it was the McLarens who got a headstart into the race weekend. Jenson Button was fastest in the first session, with teammate Lewis Hamilton just two tenths of a second behind him. Mark Webber wasn't far back in third, either. Nico Rosberg was the only driver facing any significant problems, as his Mercedes stopped out on track towards the very end of the session.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:34.50720
2Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:34.74026
3Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:34.85624
4Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:35.05918
5Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:35.12220
6Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:35.19927
7Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:35.28324
8Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:35.29918
9Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:35.47422
10Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:35.47824
11Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:35.48426
12Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:35.58424
13Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:35.69122
14Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:35.72421
15Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:36.12319
16Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:36.22225
17Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:36.36623
18Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team1:36.38924
19Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:37.71617
20Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:38.29523
21Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:38.61625
22Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:39.04325
23Giedo van der GardeCaterham F1 Team1:39.37422
24Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:39.68819

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