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04/20/12
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Bahrain GP: Hamilton tops opening practice  
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in the opening practice session Friday for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.  The McLaren driver set a time of 1m33.572s in the 90-minute session and was clear of second place by 3/10ths of a second.

Second quick was defending world champion Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull followed in third by Paul di Resta's Force India.

Nico Rosberg, winner last weekend in China, and Jenson Button in the 2nd McLaren rounded out the top-5.

Results

Pos Driver Team Time Behind Laps
1. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m33.572 +0.000s 11
2. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m33.877s +0.305 21
3. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m34.150s +0.578 26
4. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m34.249s +0.677 23
5. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m34.277s +0.705 14
6. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m34.344s +0.772 26
7. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m34.483s +0.911 17
8. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m34.552s +0.980 22
9. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m34.609s +1.037 17
10. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m34.847s +1.275 20
11. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m35.024s +1.452 22
12. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m35.268s +1.696 24
13. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m35.436s +1.864 21
14. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m35.497s +1.925 24
15. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m35.719s +2.147 19
16. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m35.929s +2.357 24
17. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m36.195s +2.623 20
18. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m36.330s +2.758 11
19. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1m36.484s +2.912 18
20. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m36.591s +3.019 20
21. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1m37.467s +3.895 17
22. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1m38.006s +4.434 18
23. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1m38.877s +5.305 19
24. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m39.996s +6.424 23
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