Michael Schumacher tops Korean practice

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher has topped the opening practice session for this Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix.

In a weather-affected session, the seven-time world champion set the fastest, despite an off-track spin, to edge out countryman Sebastian Vettel.

Vettel, the recently crowned world champ, was second ahead of the Force India pair of Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil.

Toro Rosso’s Sebastien Buemi was fifth fastest, while Australians Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo were down in 10th and 16th respectively.

For the majority of the hour-long session, rain kept most of the cars in their garages. Both of the Ferraris, the Renault and Jenson Button’s McLaren elected to only complete out and in laps.

The second session will finish at 4pm local time.

See below for results from Practice 1 in Korea.

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 2:02.784 10
2 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 2:02.840 0.056 8
3 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 2:02.912 0.128 12
4 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 2:03.141 0.357 12
5 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 2:03.182 0.398 9
6 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 2:03.292 0.508 13
7 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 2:03.391 0.607 6
8 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 2:04.311 1.527 12
9 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 2:04.797 2.013 8
10 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 2:05.183 2.399 5
11 21 Karun Chandhok Lotus-Renault 2:06.350 3.566 11
12 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 2:06.852 4.068 11
13 19 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 2:07.541 4.757 9
14 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 2:08.218 5.434 5
15 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 2:08.832 6.048 14
16 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 2:09.232 6.448 14
17 25 Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 2:12.658 9.874 7
18 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 2:14.508 11.724 4
19 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari No time 1
20 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari No time 5
21 9 Bruno Senna Renault No time 1
22 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault No time 1
23 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault No time 1
24 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes No time 1 

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