Hamilton tops first-ever Indian F1 session

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has etched his name into the history books, topping the very first Formula One session in India.

The McLaren Mercedes driver waited until the dying moments of the session to post his fast time in the first practice session, edging out the Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.

Hamilton’s team-mate Jenson Button was fourth had of the two Mercedes GP entries of Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg.

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso had a troubled session, completing just four laps due to an engine problem.

The session went ahead smoothly at the new Buddah International Circuit, although a red flag period due to a stray dog entering the circuit halted proceedings briefly.

See below for times from Practice 1.

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.836 22
2 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:27.416 0.580 23
3 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:27.428 0.592 27
4 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:28.394 1.558 23
5 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:28.531 1.695 23
6 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:28.542 1.706 29
7 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:28.644 1.808 22
8 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:28.705 1.869 23
9 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:29.219 2.383 24
10 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:29.355 2.519 29
11 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:29.700 2.864 24
12 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:29.705 2.869 22
13 9 Bruno Senna Renault 1:29.799 2.963 20
14 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:30.132 3.296 25
15 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:30.367 3.531 21
16 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:30.566 3.730 19
17 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:30.669 3.833 22
18 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:30.818 3.982 22
19 20 Karun Chandhok Lotus-Renault 1:32.487 5.651 24
20 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:32.771 5.935 24
21 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:33.928 7.092 27
22 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1:34.113 7.277 30
23 25 Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:35.796 8.960 19
24 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:35.899 9.063 4

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