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Korea 2012 - Free Practice 1 results // Hamilton and Alonso fight for supremacy in dusty first practice

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With first practice around the Korean GP came drivers struggling with grip - the track is not used much once F1 goes home, and it took a long time for the cars to come good. In FP1, the times were gradually dropping until Fernando Alonso emerged from the garage - he managed to set a lap a second faster than the rest. Lewis Hamilton came out to challenge him, and the pair fought for the top, with the McLaren finally snatching P1. There were a few Friday drivers in session, Jules Bianchi in the Force India, Giedo van der Garde in the Caterham and Dani Clos behind the wheel of the HRT.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:39.14823
2Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:39.45021
3Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:39.57521
4Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:39.85423
5Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:40.08821
6Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:40.22121
7Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:40.39624
8Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:40.42222
9Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:40.44019
10Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:40.48021
11Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:40.92914
12Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:41.04825
13Jules BianchiSahara Force India F1 Team1:41.14021
14Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:41.22019
15Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:41.51420
16Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.59623
17Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:42.02125
18Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team1:42.02723
19Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:42.10424
20Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:42.17513
21Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:42.70622
22Giedo van der GardeCaterham F1 Team1:42.82019
23Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:44.51723
24Dani ClosHRT Formula 1 Team1:45.73522

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