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.


Pos. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. 06Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:11.295 19
02. 44United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:11.435 32
03. 14 - Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1:11.606 23
04. 19 – Brazil Felipe Massa Williams Martini Racing 1:11.756 27
05. 22 – United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren F1 1:11.839 33
06. 11 – Mexico Sergio Perez Sahara Force India 1:12.009 33
07. 27 – Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India 1:12.072 20
08. 77 – Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams Martini Racing 1:12.114 21
09. 20 – Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren F1 1:12.313 36
10. 25 – France Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:12.364 30
11. 07Finland Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 1:12.365 21
12. 26 – Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:12.372 35
13. 03Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:12.570 28
14. 21 – Mexico Esteban Gutierrez Sauber F1 Team 1:12.984 29
15. 01Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1:12.988 25
16. 08 – France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 1:13.168 28
17. 13 – Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 1:13.642 27
18. 17 – France Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 1:13.738 26
19. 04 – United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 1:13.857 28
20. 10 – Japan Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 1:14.611 24
21. 99 – Deutschland Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 1:14.691 9
22. 09 – Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 1:17.501 8