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United States 2012 - Free Practice 1 results // Sebastian Vettel sets the pace as drivers get to grips with COTA

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It was a tentative and cool start to proceedings as drivers tiptoed their way around the super-green tarmac of the brand new Circuit of the Americas. Gradually, the times started to drop and it was a battle between Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton with the Red Bull driver taking the top spot. Most teams opted to keep both their drivers in the car rather than subbing a Friday driver in, all except HRT who let Ma Qing Hua in the car for the morning session.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:38.12530
2Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:39.54328
3Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:40.33729
4Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:40.52829
5Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:40.65030
6Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:40.96626
7Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:41.02329
8Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:41.03628
9Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:41.15932
10Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:41.47329
11Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:41.78329
12Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.82528
13Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.83329
14Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:41.88023
15Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:41.99827
16Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:42.53930
17Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:42.58825
18Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:43.28823
19Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:43.44328
20Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:43.52223
21Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:44.46424
22Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:44.54829
23Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:46.91713
24Ma Qing HuaHRT Formula 1 Team1:48.55919

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