FP1: Rosberg pips Hamilton to Belgian top spot


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22 August 2014 by TF1T Staff | M
          

Nico Rosberg topped the practice times ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton as Formula 1 returned from its summer break.

The German's 1:51.577 couldn't be bettered though Hamilton came close a few times, but errors cost him the top spot. The Briton went off several times as he pushed the limit.

Surprisingly Fernando Alonso was their closest rival, just a couple of tenths back in his Ferrari, whilst Jenson Button was fourth quickest for McLaren.

He was followed by Kimi Raikkonen, Sergio Perez and Kevin Magnussen.

Williams failed to show their hand in the session, coming in 10th and 15th quickest whilst stand-in André Lotterer outpaced Marcus Ericsson on his debut.

FP1 Full Times - 2014 Belgian Grand Prix:

#No.DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
01 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:51.577   25
02 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:51.674 0.097 24
03 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:51.805 0.228 16
04 22 Jenson Button McLaren 1:52.404 0.827 21
05 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:52.818 1.241 17
06 11 Sergio Perez Force India 1:52.903 1.326 24
07 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren 1:52.922 1.345 23
08 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:52.937 1.360 22
09 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:52.972 1.395 19
10 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:53.172 1.595 20
11 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:53.389 1.792 11
12 26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:53.594 2.017 21
13 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:53.597 2.020 20
14 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber 1:53.703 2.126 14
15 19 Felipe Massa Williams 1:53.968 2.391 20
16 25 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1:54.189 2.612 20
17 36 Giedo van der Garde Sauber 1:54.335 2.758 16
18 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:55.336 3.759 21
19 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia 1:55.782 4.205 19
20 42 Alexander Rossi Marussia 1:57.232 5.655 20
21 45 André Lotterer Caterham 1:57.886 6.309 24
22 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham 1:57.977 6.400 24

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