Hamilton tops first free practice

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Malaysia, Sepang International Circuitmy

Lews Hamilton topped the timesheets in the opening practice session at Malaysia. The McLaren driver was half a second faster than Sebastian Vettel, followed by both Mercedes AMG cars. Jenson Button meanwhile had an oil leak on his car that cut his own running short.

On the struggling end, Narain Karthikeyan stopped on track with the HRT, while Ferrari also didn't enjoy the best of sessions, continuing their struggle to extract pace from the Ferrari F2012.

Results

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
14Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1:38.021-19
21Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:38.5350.51421
38Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:38.8130.79221
47Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG1:38.8260.80519
510Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:38.9190.89817
62Mark WebberRed Bull Racing-Renault1:39.0921.07120
79Kimi RäikkönenLotus-Renault1:39.1281.10722
811Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1:39.2981.27723
93Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:39.3231.30215
1012Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:39.4401.41919
1119Valtteri BottasWilliams-Renault1:39.7241.70323
1218Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1:39.7831.76223
136Felipe MassaFerrari1:39.8961.87516
1414Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1:39.9101.88921
155Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:39.9801.95923
1617Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Ferrari1:40.0992.07823
1720Heikki KovalainenCaterham-Renault1:40.2472.22619
1816Daniel RicciardoSTR-Ferrari1:40.4692.44823
1921Vitaly PetrovCaterham-Renault1:40.8572.83625
2015Sergio PerezSauber-Ferrari1:41.0853.06423
2124Timo GlockMarussia-Cosworth1:43.1705.14918
2225Charles PicMarussia-Cosworth1:44.5806.55914
2323Narain KarthikeyanHRT-Cosworth1:45.3607.3398
2422Pedro de la RosaHRT-Cosworth1:45.5287.50718