FP1: Alonso tops damp session ahead of Massa

Friday 10th May 2013, 11:03 by TF1T Staff 

Ferrari

Fernando Alonso set the quickest lap on Friday morning in Spain in front of his home crowd, just ahead of team-mate Felipe Massa.

The damp weather made things difficult for the teams as they tried to get to grips with the latest upgrades and the new hard tyres which weren't an option until the closing minutes as the track dried.

It was Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne who braved the slicks first and his gamble paid off as he went third fastest ahead of Romain Grosjean and Adrian Sutil.

The Red Bull duo didn't bother with any competitive running, whilst Jenson Button went out for a handful of 'exploratory' laps in the updated McLaren.

FP1 Times - 2013 Spanish Grand Prix:

#DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
01. F. Alonso Ferrari 1:25.252   20
02. F. Massa Ferrari 1:25.455 +0.203 20
03. J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:25.667 +0.415 25
04. R. Grosjean Lotus 1:26.042 +0.790 21
05. A. Sutil Force India 1:26.212 +0.960 24
06. L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:26.374 +1.122 19
07. V. Bottas Williams 1:26.456 +1.204 20
08. K. Raikkonen Lotus 1:26.614 +1.362 21
09. N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:26.621 +1.503 21
10. P. di Resta Force India 1:26.755 +1.688 16
11. D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:26.940 +1.809 26
12. N. Hulkenberg Sauber 1:27.061 +1.883 24
13. S. Perez McLaren 1:27.135 +1.998 6
14. E. Gutierrez Sauber 1:27.250 +2.324 26
15. P. Maldonado Williams 1:27.576 +2.348 24
16. G. van der Garde Caterham 1:28.600 +3.348 19
17. J. Bianchi Marussia 1:28.887 +3.635 14
18. H. Kovalainen Caterham 1:29.177 +3.925 14
19. S. Vettel Red Bull 1:29.457 +4.205 11
20. M. Webber Red Bull 1:29.473 +4.221 21
21. R. Gonzalez Marussia 1:30.314 +5.061 12
22. J. Button McLaren No Time   6

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