FP1: Rosberg pips Hamilton to top first practice

Friday 18th July 2014, 12:37 by TF1T Staff 

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Nico Rosberg pipped team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time in opening practice for the German Grand Prix on Friday morning.

The Mercedes pair were split by just 0.065 of a second to go three-tenths ahead of third placed Fernando Alonso who was the only driver to get within half a second of the duo.

The Spaniard posted a 1:19.423 in his Ferrari, whilst those outside the top five were all in the 1:20s or higher.

The ban on FRIC suspension doesn't seem to have hurt the W05 as once again it looked to be the dominant car.

The Red Bulls were split by Jenson Button's McLaren in fifth, with Daniel Ricciardo the quickest of the pair.

Susie Wolff climbed back into the Williams after a shortened practice in Britain, to post the 15th quickest lap, albeit a few tenths off Felipe Massa.

FP1 Full Times - 2014 German Grand Prix:

#DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
01 N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:19.131   29
02 L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.196 0.065 25
03 F. Alonso Ferrari 1:19.423 0.292 21
04 D. Ricciardo Red Bull 1:19.697 0.566 27
05 J. Button McLaren 1:19.833 0.702 24
06 S. Vettel Red Bull 1:20.097 0.966 28
07 K. Magnussen McLaren 1:20.105 0.974 32
08 K. Räikkönen Ferrari 1:20.210 1.079 21
09 D. Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:20.337 1.206 28
10 A. Sutil Sauber 1:20.505 1.374 18
11 F. Massa Williams 1:20.542 1.411 19
12 J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:20.586 1.455 23
13 N. Hulkenberg Force India 1:20.592 1.461 22
14 S. Perez Force India 1:20.598 1.467 24
15 S. Wolff Williams 1:20.769 1.638 22
16 G. van der Garde Sauber 1:20.782 1.651 23
17 R. Grosjean Lotus 1:21.603 2.472 20
18 P. Maldonado Lotus 1:21.854 2.723 30
19 K. Kobayashi Caterham 1:22.572 3.441 31
20 J. Bianchi Marussia 1:22.982 3.851 24
21 M. Ericsson Caterham 1:23.256 4.125 35
22 M. Chilton Marussia 1:23.299 4.168 22

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