Ferrari go one-two in wet opening practice

Fernando Alonso quickest in P1 in front of home fans

Fernando Alonso quickest in P1 in front of home fans

Rain has hindered any worthwhile data gathering as Fernando Alonso went quickest in the opening practice for the Spanish Grand Prix.

As many teams led by McLaren rolled out serious upgrade packages at the Catalunya circuit, Alonso topped the session ahead of his Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa.

Alonso clocked 1:25.252s, .203s quicker than Massa with Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso) grabbing the third best time on slicks as the track dried out.

The heavily updated McLarens did not show their hand in the unfavourable conditions, with Jenson Button turning six untimed laps.

Practice 1

 1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m25.252s 20
 2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m25.455s  20
 3 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m25.667s 25
 4 Romain Grosjean Lotus Renault 1m26.042s 21
 5 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m26.212s 24
 6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m26.374s  19
 7 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m26.456s 20
 8 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m26.614s  21
 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m26.621s 21
10 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m26.755s 16
11 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m26.940s  26
12 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1m27.061s 24
13 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1m27.135s 6
14 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m27.250s 26
15 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m27.576s 24
16 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1m28.600s 19
17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1m28.887s 14
18 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m29.177s 14
19 Sebastien Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m29.457s  11
20 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m29.473s 21
21 Rodolfo Gonzalez Marussia-Cosworth 1m30.314s 12
22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes no time   6


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