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European GP: Maldonado quickest in first practice
Pastor Maldonado was fastest in the opening practice session for the European Grand Prix at Valencia in his Williams.

The winner of the Spanish Grand Prix earlier this year, posted a best time of 1m40.890s.

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel was just 0.083 seconds behind, with teammate Mark Webber only a hundredth of a second back in third.

Jenson Button posted the fourth fastest time while teammate Lewis Hamilton could only muster eighth position.

Fernando Alonso completed the top five in the Ferrari in a session in which the top nine drivers were covered by less than three tenths of a second.



Driver Team Time Behind Laps
1. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m40.890s +0.000s 22
2. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m40.973s +0.083s 21
3. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m40.984s +0.094s 19
4. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m40.994s +0.104s 19
5. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m41.065s +0.175s 26
6. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m41.105s +0.215s 15
7. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m41.117s +0.227s 22
8. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m41.158s +0.268s 18
9. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m41.182s +0.292s 21
10. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m41.620s +0.730s 21
11. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m41.784s +0.894s 15
12. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m41.838s +0.948s 19
13. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m41.861s +0.971s 16
14. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m42.109s +1.219s 20
15. Jules Bianchi Force India-Mercedes 1m42.175s +1.285s 21
16. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m42.299s +1.409s 24
17. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m42.442s +1.552s 26
18. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m42.758s +1.868s 26
19. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m42.777s +1.887s 28
20. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1m43.209s +2.319s 19
21. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1m44.173s +3.283s 18
22. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1m44.996s +4.106s 15
23. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m45.120s +4.230s 23
24. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1m45.338s +4.448s 7

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