FP1: Webber quickest ahead of Raikkonen

Friday 22nd March 2013, 06:41 by TF1T Staff 

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Mark Webber led the timing sheets during the first practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday, ahead of Australian GP winner Kimi Raikkonen.

Raikkonen's best, a 1:37.003, was marginally slower than Webber's best despite the Finn only getting 30 minutes running due to a KERS issue.

Sebastian Vettel was third fastest ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes.

The session was dominated by long-runs in an effort to beat the rain which is expected during FP2 and possibly the race.

Several drivers complained of heavy graining during their longer-runs which could be a concern for the race.

FP1 Times - 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix:

#DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
01. M. Webber Red Bull 1:36.935   15
02. K. Raikkonen Lotus 1:37.003 +0.068 15
03. S. Vettel Red Bull 1:37.104 +0.169 21
04 F. Alonso Ferrari 1:37.319 +0.384 13
05. N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:37.588 +0.653 19
06. A. Sutil Force India 1:37.769 +0.834 17
07. F. Massa Ferrari 1:37.771 +0.836 15
08. P. di Resta Force India 1:37.773 +0.838 15
09. L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:37.840 +0.905 18
10. R. Grosjean Lotus 1:37.915 +0.980 17
11. J. Button McLaren 1:38.173 +1.238 16
12. P. Maldonado Williams 1:38.673 +1.738 16
13. S. Perez McLaren 1:38.830 +1.895 17
14. N. Hulkenberg Sauber 1:39.054 +2.119 17
15. E. Gutierrez Sauber 1:39.204 +2.269 16
16. V. Bottas Williams 1:39.208 +2.273 19
17. J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:39.284 +2.349 17
18. D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:39.567 +3.632 16
19. G. van der Garde Caterham 1:40.728 +3.793 17
20. J. Bianchi Marussia 1:40.996 +4.061 14
21. C. Pic Caterham 1:41.163 +4.228 18
22. M. Chilton Marussia 1:41.513 +4.578 14

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