Alonso set the fastest time in first practice for Chinese Grand Prix.

Fernando_Alonso-Chinese_GP-2014-F02On a cold morning in Shanghai with the track temperatures of just 16’C it was Nico Rosberg who set the early pace with 1:40.840 with a mere 0.464s ahead of Fernando Alonso while Lewis Hamilton was third.

In the second half of the practice session Alonso hit the front as both Mercedes were in the pits he stopped the clock at 1:39.780.  When Hamilton ventured for his new run he was soon forced to head back with an unknown problem which led to the removing the car’s floor. Rosberg run was a problem free one and he set the second best time of the session while Daniel Ricciardo was third for Red Bull.

Pos. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1:39.783 20
02. Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:40.181 16
03. Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:40.772 23
04. United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 1:40.970 23
05. Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India 1:41.175 16
06. Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 1:41.366 20
07. France Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.505 26
08. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:41.560 9
09. Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1:41.629 19
10. Brazil Felipe Massa Williams Martini Racing 1:41.699 14
11. Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.977 23
12. France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 1:42.090 24
13. Brazil Felipe Nasr Williams Martini Racing 1:42.265 13
14. Holland Giedo van der Garde Sauber F1 Team 1:42.615 16
15. Mexico Sergio Perez Sahara Force India 1:42.733 13
16. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 1:43.731 22
17. Japan Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 1:44.038 16
18. Mexico Esteban Gutierrez Sauber F1 Team 1:44.162 17
19. France Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 1:44.270 7
20. United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 1:44.782 20
21. Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 1:44.835 22
22. Finland Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari no time 1