Chinese Grand Prix – Free Practice 1

10 Apr 2015

Shanghai, 10 April – Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the first free practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix, the third round of the World Championship, which got underway this morning in Shanghai. Behind the Englishman, who did a 1.39.033, was his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg (1.39.574) and the two Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel (1.40.157) and Kimi Raikkonen (1.40.661).
On the agenda for the Ferrari men, aerodynamic and mechanical set-up work, using two sets of the Medium tyre under a pale sun hanging over the Chinese track, with slightly warmer temperatures than in the past few days.

P Name Team Best Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:39.033 21
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:39.574 0.541 21
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:40.157 1.124 18
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:40.661 1.628 27
5 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:41.012 1.979 18
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:41.029 1.996 21
7 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull Racing 1:41.097 2.064 24
8 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:41.112 2.079 23
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:41.303 2.270 23
10 Felipe Massa Williams 1:41.304 2.271 17
11 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:41.335 2.302 23
12 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1:41.575 2.542 28
13 Jenson Button McLaren 1:41.845 2.812 19
14 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:41.918 2.885 24
15 Jolyon Palmer Lotus 1:41.967 2.934 25
16 Sergio Perez Force India 1:42.141 3.108 22
17 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:42.161 3.128 20
18 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:42.184 3.151 19
19 Will Stevens Marussia 1:45.379 6.346 18
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia 1:46.443 7.410 20
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