FP1: Massa leads Ferrari 1-2 in Bahrain

Friday 19th April 2013, 11:16 by TF1T Staff 

Ferrari

Felipe Massa kicked off his Bahrain Grand Prix weekend with the fastest lap of the opening practice session to nip ahead of team-mate Fernando Alonso in second, just under a tenth slower.

The pair decided to hold off until the latter third before setting a flying lap, as the majority of teams opted to remain in their garages for much of the opening 30 minutes.

Nico Rosberg was Ferrari's closest rival back in third, although his team-mate Lewis Hamilton could only manage 13th - thanks to his high-fuel runs.

Heikki Kovalainen made his return to Caterham, ending up six tenths slower than team-mate Charles Pic, whilst Rodolfo Gonzalez took over Jules Bianchi's Marussia.

FP1 Times - 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix:

#DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
01. F. Massa Ferrari 1:34.487   21
02. F. Alonso Ferrari 1:34.564 +0.077 20
03. N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:34.621 +0.134 21
04. S. Vettel Red Bull 1:34.790 +0.303 20
05. P. di Resta Force India 1:34.949 +0.462 17
06. J. Button McLaren 1:35.069 +0.582 24
07. M. Webber Red Bull 1:35.101 +0.614 14
08. A. Sutil Force India 1:35.119 +0.632 21
09. K. Raikkonen Lotus 1:35.345 +0.858 17
10. R. Grosjean Lotus 1:35.611 +1.124 15
11. S. Perez McLaren 1:35.640 +1.153 16
12. V. Bottas Williams 1:35.783 +1.296 19
13. L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:35.792 +1.305 22
14. J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:36.014 +1.527 21
15. D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:36.485 +1.998 19
16. P. Maldonado Williams 1:36.498 +2.011 20
17. N. Hulkenberg Sauber 1:36.755 +2.268 20
18. E. Guiterrez Sauber 1:37.214 +2.727 22
19. C. Pic Caterham 1:37.850 +3.363 16
20. H. Kovalainen Caterham 1:37.401 +3.914 18
21. M. Chilton Marussia 1:39.445 +4.958 21
22. R. Gonzalez Marussia 1:40.215 +5.728 20

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