Fernando Alonso fastest in soggy Mugello test

Fernando Alonso's Ferrari

Fernando Alonso's Ferrari

Fernando Alonso has emerged fastest from a weather interrupted opening day of Formula 1’s in-season test at Mugello.

The Spaniard took his Ferrari to a best of 1:22.44s when the track was at its driest late in the morning.

Subsequent heavy rain wreaked havoc with teams’ testing programs – some squads electing not to run their cars at all in the afternoon.

Mark Webber’s morning time left the Red Bull driver second fastest, albeit some 1.20s adrift of Alonso.

Jean-Eric Vergne and Jerome D’Ambrosio rounded out the top four, with the latter reserve driver getting valuable seat time in the Lotus.

McLaren, Force India, Caterham, Marussia and Williams also wheeled out there reserve drivers for the first of the three days of testing.

Both Webber and Alonso are expected to make way for their respective team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa tomorrow.

See below for the full Day 1 times

 1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m22.444s  
 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m23.648s  1.204s
 3 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m23.891s  1.447s
 4 Jerome D’Ambrosio Lotus-Renault 1m24.048s  1.604s
 5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m24.100s  1.656s
 6 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m24.736s  2.292s
 7 Oliver Turvey McLaren-Mercedes 1m25.303s  2.859s
 8 Jules Bianchi Force India-Mercedes 1m25.475s  3.031s
 9 Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham-Renault 1m27.197s  4.753s
10 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1m27.359s  4.915s
11 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m29.179s  6.735s
12 Gary Paffett McLaren-Mercedes 1m50.898s 28.454s
13 Michael Schumacher Mercedes  

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