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Mercedes top Friday practice
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Mercedes top Friday practice

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in the Friday morning practice of Malaysian Grand Prix. Briton lapped his Mercedes in 1:40.691, 0:152 ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, who expressed him happier with the F14 T‘s balance than he had been in Albert Park.

Fernando Alonso ended elevent with the other Ferrari after spinning. Australian Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg was third ahead of the two McLarens of Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen. The Dane’s car suffered a power unit problem. Both the Lotus of Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado has a similar issue.

Rosberg was fastest in FP2 and clocked 1:39.909 for Mercedes. Raikkonen confirmed his second place. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel moved up to third. His team mate Daniel Ricciardo went off the track at Turn 11 without major damage and was sevent. Hamilton ended fourth ahead of Alonso and Williams’ Felipe Massa.


Malaysian Grand Prix, 28th March - Free Practice 1

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes F1 W051:40.6910.00019
2Kimi RaikkonenFerrari F14 T1:40.843+0.15220
3Nico RosbergMercedes F1 W051:41.028+0.33719
4Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes MP4-291:41.111+0.42020
5Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes MP4-291:41.274+0.58318
6Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso-Renault SRT91:41.402+0.71115
7Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault RB101:41.523+0.8329
8Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India-Mercedes VJM071:41.642+0.95119
9Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes FW361:41.686+0.99523
10Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes FW361:41.830+1.13922
11Fernando AlonsoFerrari F14 T1:41.923+1.23214
12Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-Renault RB101:42.117+1.42620
13Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari C331:42.365+1.67421
14Daniil KvyatToro Rosso-Renault STR91:42.869+2.17821
15Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari C331:42.904+2.21323
16Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari MR031:43.825+3.13418
17Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault CT051:45.775+5:08424
18Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari MR031:46.911+6.22010
19Kamui KobayashiCaterham-Renault CT051:51.180+10.4895
20Sergio PerezSahara Force India-Mercedes VJM07no time+0:0002
21Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault E22no time+0:0002
22Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault E22no time+0:0004

Malaysian Grand Prix, 28th March - Free Practice 2

1Nico RosbergMercedes F1 W051:39.9090.00030
2Kimi RaikkonenFerrari F14 T1:39.9440.03530
3Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault RB101:39.9700.06130
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes F1 W051:40.0510.14232
5Fernando AlonsoFerrari F14 T1:40.1030.19429
6Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes FW361:40.1120.20334
7Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-Renault RB101:40.2760.36729
8Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes MP4-291:40.6280.71928
9Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes FW361:40.6380.72935
10Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India-Mercedes VJM071:40.6910.78234
11Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso-Renault STR91:40.7770.86833
12Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes MP4-291:41.0141.10520
13Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari C331:41.2571.34828
14Daniil KvyatToro Rosso-Renault STR91:41.3251.41632
15Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari C331:41.4071.49834
16Sergio PerezSahara Force India-Mercedes VJM071:41.6711.76225
17Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault E221:42.5312.62214
18Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari MR031:43.6383.72920
19Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari MR031:43.7523.84329
20Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault CT051:45.7035.79431
21Kamui KobayashiCaterham-Renault CT05no time-0
22Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault E22no time-0
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