Hamilton tops opening practice in Bahrain

Lewis Hamilton continued the Mercedes team's dominance of the 2014 Formula 1 season by topping first practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix in his superior Mercedes. So dominant are the Mercedes car, Hamilton and teammate Nico Rosberg are just playing with the opposition.

The Malaysian GP winner was fastest during the opening half-hour of the 90-minute session. Fernando Alonso ended the session third fastest, four-and-a-half tenths slower than Hamilton and 0.169s ahead of Nico Hulkenberg.


Pos Driver Team Time Behind Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m37.502s +0.000s 14
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m37.733s +0.231s 13
3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m37.953s +0.451s 17
4 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m38.122s +0.620s 10
5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m38.636s +1.134s 16
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m38.783s +1.281s 12
7 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1m38.949s +1.447s 15
8 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1m39.056s +1.554s 24
9 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1m39.102s +1.600s 21
10 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m39.389s +1.887s 16
11 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1m39.533s +2.031s 11
12 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1m39.862s +2.360s 26
13 Felipe Nasr Williams-Mercedes 1m40.078s +2.576s 14
14 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1m40.406s +2.904s 19
15 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1m40.652s +3.150s 20
16 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1m40.793s +3.291s 31
17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1m40.$89s +3.387s 20
18 Giedo van der Garde Sauber-Ferrari 1m40.913s +3.411s 20
19 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m41.036s +3.534s 24
20 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1m41.794s +4.292s 20
21 Robin Frijns Caterham-Renault 1m42.417s +4.915s 35
22 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1m42.711s +5.209s 21

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