Hamilton tops Rosberg in first practice

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F1 Grand Prix, GP United States, Circuit of The Americasus

Lewis Hamilton kicked off the United States Grand Prix weekend in the best possible fashion by topping the times at the end of a troublefree FP1. Team mate Nico Rosberg was second fastest, ahead of Jenson Button.

Time differences proved fairly big in the first practice session, with Button more than half a second ahead of Daniil Kvyat and McLaren team mate Kevin Magnussen. Fernando Alonso was 6th fastest following numerous wild moments on track.

Felipe Nasr meanwhile was allowed a run in the Williams while Max Verstappen enjoyed his second outing for Toro Rosso, preparing for next year. The latter proved a second slower than his teammate whereas Nasr topped Massa by 3 tenths.

At the back of the pack, Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo stranded after 5 laps with an ERS issue. He still beat Romain Grosjean who tested Lotus' experimental new nose cone.

Results

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:39.941-28
26Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:40.2330.29232
322Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:40.3190.37827
426Daniil KvyatSTR-Renault1:40.8870.94633
520Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes1:40.9871.04629
614Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:41.0651.12427
71Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:41.4631.52220
840Felipe NasrWilliams-Mercedes1:41.5451.60419
927Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:41.7221.78124
1038Max VerstappenSTR-Renault1:41.7851.84432
1119Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1:41.9071.96621
127Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:41.9652.02423
1313Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault1:42.3292.38828
1499Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari1:42.3332.39223
1511Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1:42.3592.41823
1621Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1:42.5162.57524
173Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing-Renault1:42.5982.6575
188Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:43.2293.28826