India: Vettel leads Red Bull 1-2 in opening practice


Sebastian Vettel started the weekend atop the charts at the end of first practice for the Indian GP. Teammate Mark Webber was second fastest, with Rosberg two tenths down on the Red Bull pair in third.

Romain Grosjean was 4th for Lotus, with Lewis Hamilton rounded out the top-5 for Mercedes.

Jenson Button and Sergio Perez completed the morning in sixth and seventh for McLaren, with Felipe Massa eighth for Ferrari.

Not a great start to the weekend for Fernando Alonso though, with his Ferrari sidelined by a broken gearbox after six laps.


Pos Driver Team Time Behind Laps
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m26.683s +0.000s 24
2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m26.871s +0.188s 17
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m26.899s +0.216s 23
4 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m26.990s +0.307s 20
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m27.227s +0.544s 21
6 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m27.335s +0.652s 23
7 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1m27.416s +0.733s 23
8 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m27.692s +1.009s 21
9 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1m27.770s +1.087s 19
10 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m27.800s +1.117s 23
11 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m28.035s +1.352s 25
12 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m28.214s +1.531s 6
13 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m28.336s +1.653s 18
14 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m28.342s +1.659s 21
15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m28.468s +1.785s 20
16 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m28.538s +1.855s 18
17 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m28.730s +2.047s 18
18 James Calado Force India-Mercedes 1m29.197s +2.514s 22
19 Giedgo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1m29.413s +2.730s 24
20 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1m29.560s +2.877s 20
21 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1m30.026s +3.343s 23
22 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1m30.471s +3.788s 17

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