Rosberg starts Bahrain weekend on top

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Australian Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg continued on his elan by topping the first session at Bahrain, comfortably outpacing his team mate Lewis Hamilton, who himself was also more than a second quicker than Kimi Räikkonen in the closest Ferrari.

Sebastian Vettel crucially opted to not run the soft tyres, instead completing just 14 laps on the medium tyre and ending up in 11th place. He was however the fastest runner on the medium tyres.

Results

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
16Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:32.294-24
244Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:32.799+0.505s24
37Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:34.128+1.834s16
43Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:34.461+2.167s27
526Daniil KvyatRed Bull Racing1:34.541+2.247s30
627Nico HulkenbergForce India1:34.601+2.307s28
755Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:34.793+2.499s21
833Max VerstappenToro Rosso1:34.860+2.566s19
98Romain GrosjeanHaas1:35.000+2.706s18
1019Felipe MassaWilliams1:35.006+2.712s19
115Sebastian VettelFerrari1:35.073+2.779s14
1277Valtteri BottasWilliams1:35.174+2.880s21
1321Esteban GutierrezHaas1:35.309+3.015s19
1422Jenson ButtonMclaren1:35.440+3.146s28
1520Kevin MagnussenRenault1:35.490+3.196s27
169Marcus EricssonSauber1:35.728+3.434s30
1794Pascal WehrleinManor1:36.371+4.077s26
1847Stoffel VandoorneMclaren1:36.392+4.098s25
1912Felipe NasrSauber1:36.719+4.425s24
2030Jolyon PalmerRenault1:36.939+4.645s28
2134Alfonso CelisForce India1:37.287+4.993s23
2288Rio HaryantoManor1:37.714+5.420s27