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.DriversTeamsTimeLaps
01.Spain Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:39.78320
02.Deutschland Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas1:40.18116
03.Australia Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:40.77223
04.United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:40.97023
05.Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India1:41.17516
06.Denmark Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:41.36620
07.France Jean-Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.50526
08.United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas1:41.5609
09.Deutschland Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:41.62919
10.Brazil Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:41.69914
11.Russia Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.97723
12.France Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:42.09024
13.Brazil Felipe NasrWilliams Martini Racing1:42.26513
14.Holland Giedo van der GardeSauber F1 Team1:42.61516
15.Mexico Sergio PerezSahara Force India1:42.73313
16.Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:43.73122
17.Japan Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:44.03816
18.Mexico Esteban GutierrezSauber F1 Team1:44.16217
19.France Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:44.2707
20.United Kingdom Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:44.78220
21.Sweden Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:44.83522
22.Finland Kimi RaikkonenScuderia Ferrarino time1