Grosjean tops opening practice in Abu Dhabi

A late effort by Lotus driver Romain Grosjean left him atop the times with a 1m44.241s time in the first practice session for the Abu Dhabi GP.

Lewis Hamilton was second for Mercedes, followed closely by newly crown 4-time champion Sebastian Vettel in his Red Bull Renault.

Mark Webber was 4th and Nico Rosberg rounded out the top-5 for Mercedes.


Pos Driver Team Time Behind Laps
1 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m44.241s +0.000s 20
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m44.433s +0.192s 22
3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m44.499s +0.258s 18
4 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m44.712s +0.471s 18
5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m44.741s +0.500s 23
6 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m44.929s +0.688s 21
7 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m45.040s +0.799s 19
8 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m45.099s +0.858s 19
9 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m45.150s +0.909s 23
10 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1m45.331s +1.090s 19
11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1m45.378s +1.137s 21
12 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m45.440s +1.199s 17
13 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m45.823s +1.582s 21
14 James Calado Force India-Mercedes 1m45.924s +1.683s 19
15 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m46.068s +1.827s 17
16 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m46.114s +1.873s 21
17 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m46.124s +1.883s 17
18 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m46.126s +1.885s 20
19 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1m47.600s +3.359s 21
20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m47.670s +3.429s 21
21 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1m47.723s +3.482s 22
22 Rodolfo Gonzalez Marussia-Cosworth 1m49.565s +5.324s 21

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