Nico Rosberg sets the pace in free practice one for the Austrian GP of 2014.

Nico_Rosberg-Austrian_GP-2014-T01Nico Rosberg managed to keep ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton in a rain-affected practice season after having some issues with the car. He was 0.14 seconds clear of Hamilton, with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso third ahead of Williams’ Felipe Massa.

The was session punctuated by many incidents, including a spectacular double-spin by world champion Sebastian Vettel.

Jenson Button took fifth for McLaren, while Force Indias of Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg were sixth and seventh. Eighth place was taken by Valtteri Bottas ahead of Kevin Magnussen and the top ten was closed by Jean-Eric Vergne for Toro Rosso who along side Fernando Alonso was the only non Mercedes powered driver to make it in the top ten.

The Red Bulls of Canadian Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo and Vettel were only 13th and 15th. Alonso’s team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was 11th, nearly 0.7secs down on the Spaniard.

01.06Deutschland Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas1:11.29519
02.44United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas1:11.43532
03.14 Spain Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:11.60623
04.19 – Brazil Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:11.75627
05.22 – United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren F11:11.83933
06.11 – Mexico Sergio PerezSahara Force India1:12.00933
07.27 – Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India1:12.07220
08.77 – Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:12.11421
09.20 – Denmark Kevin MagnussenMcLaren F11:12.31336
10.25 – France Jean-Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:12.36430
11.07Finland Kimi RaikkonenScuderia Ferrari1:12.36521
12.26 – Russia Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:12.37235
13.03Australia Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:12.57028
14.21 – Mexico Esteban GutierrezSauber F1 Team1:12.98429
15.01Deutschland Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:12.98825
16.08 – France Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:13.16828
17.13 – Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:13.64227
18.17 – France Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:13.73826
19.04 – United Kingdom Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:13.85728
20.10 – Japan Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:14.61124
21.99 – Deutschland Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:14.6919
22.09 – Sweden Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:17.5018