Rosberg tops FP1 as Hamilton hits engine trouble

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Malaysia, Sepang International Circuitmy

Nico Rosberg proved the fastest man in the first free practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix while team mate Lewis Hamilton was unable to record a time due to a technical issue. Ferrari once again provided the stiffest competition, with Raikkonen and Vettel going second and third fastest.

Lewis Hamilton only managed 4 laps and came to a halt at turn 9 before being able to set a time. The Brit told his team he could still make it to the pits, but to make sure the racing engine did not get damaged, he was asked to park it alongside the track.


PosNameTeamBest TimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes1:40.12420
2Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1:40.49717
3Sebastian VettelFerrari1:40.98513
4Romain GrosjeanLotus1:41.54314
5Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:41.59626
6Daniel RicciardoRed Bull1:41.78715
7Max VerstappenToro Rosso1:41.80323
8Valtteri BottasWilliams1:41.88223
9Daniil KvyatRed Bull1:42.05518
10Marcus EricssonSauber1:42.06416
11Felipe MassaWilliams1:42.10323
12Pastor MaldonadoLotus1:42.56719
13Raffaele MarcielloSauber1:42.62113
14Fernando AlonsoMcLaren1:42.88520
15Nico HulkenbergForce India1:42.89313
16Sergio PerezForce India1:43.05415
17Jenson ButtonMcLaren1:43.10019
18Will StevensMarussia1:46.6868
19Roberto MerhiMarussia1:47.6838
20Lewis HamiltonMercedesNo time4