Spanish GP: Alonso and Ferrari surprise in Practice 1

It appears the changes Ferrari has made to their F1 car between Bahrain and Barcelona have worked as Fernando Alonso turned the fastest la in opening practice for the Spanish Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel was second in the Red Bull ahead of the Sauber of Kamui Kobayashi.

American Alexander Rossi showed his potential in his very first F1 outing by posting the 21st best time in the Caterham Renault, two spots back from the team's regular driver Vitaly Petrov.


1. Fernando Alonso Spain Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 24.430s
2. Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull-Renault 1m 24.808s
3. Kamui Kobayashi Japan Sauber-Ferrari 1m 24.912s
4. Jenson Button Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1m 24.996s
5. Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 25.120s
6. Valtteri Bottas Finland Williams-Renault 1m 25.187s
7. Romain Grosjean France Lotus-Renault 1m 25.127s
8. Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1m 25.252s
9. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Lotus-Renault 1m 25.285s
10. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Force India-Mercedes 1m 25.339s
11. Jean-Eric Vergne France Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 25.367s
12. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 25.433s
13. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault 1m 25.539s
14. Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 25.607s
15. Sergio Perez Mexico Sauber-Ferrari 1m 25.918s
16. Daniel Ricciardo Australia Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 26.226s
17. Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Williams-Renault 1m 26.297s
18. Jules Bianchi France Force India-Mercedes 1m 26.630s
19. Vitaly Petrov Russia Caterham-Renault 1m 27.475s
20. Timo Glock Germany Marussia-Cosworth 1m 28.267s
21. Alexander Rossi USA Caterham-Renault 1m 28.448s
22. Charles Pic France Marussia -Cosworth 1m 28.633s
23. Pedro de la Rosa Spain HRT-Cosworth 1m 29.107s
24. Dani Clos Spain HRT-Cosworth 1m 31.318s

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