Malaysian GP: Rosberg tops practice 1 as Hamilton falters

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg comfortably topped the opening practice session for this weekend's Malaysian GP in Sepang.

Meanwhile Rosberg's Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton had an engine problem and missed most of the session.

The Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel were 2nd and 3rd 4/10ths of a second behind Rosberg.

Session Standings

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m40.124s 20
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m40.497s 0.373s 17
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m40.985s 0.861s 13
4 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m41.543s 1.419s 14
5 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m41.596s 1.472s 26
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m41.787s 1.663s 15
7 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m41.803s 1.679s 23
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m41.882s 1.758s 23
9 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m42.055s 1.931s 18
10 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m42.064s 1.940s 16
11 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m42.103s 1.979s 23
12 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m42.567s 2.443s 19
13 Raffaele Marciello Sauber/Ferrari 1m42.621s 2.497s 13
14 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m42.885s 2.761s 20
15 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m42.893s 2.769s 13
16 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m43.054s 2.930s 15
17 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m43.100s 2.976s 19
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m46.686s 6.562s 8
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m47.683s 7.559s 8
20 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 4

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