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Rosberg Fastest in First German GP Practice

Nico Rosberg finished on top of the time sheets for Mercedes in Free Practice 1 for the German Grand Prix.

Rosberg lead a Mercedes 1-2 finish for FP1 at his home Grand Prix after setting a session best time of 1:15.517. His team-mate Lewis Hamilton managed a best time of 1:15.843, 0.325s off Rosberg’s pace.

The Ferrari duo were a bit further off the pace with Sebastian Vettel placed 3rd fastest, 1.150s off the pace. Kimi Raikkonen finished 4th fastest setting a best time of 1:16.852.

The Red Bull pair finished 4th and 5th with Max Verstappen ahead of Daniel Ricciardo. McLaren pair Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button ended the session behind the Red Bulls, 7th and 8th fastest with Jenson Button the slower of the two McLaren’s 2.095s off Rosberg’s best lap time.

Rounding out the top 10 was the Toro Rosso pair of Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz. Kvyat improving a little later in the session to place him 9th fastest with a time of 1:18.008 ahead of Carlos Sainz who’s best time was a 1:18.044.

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:15.517 32
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:15.843 +0.326 30
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:16.667 +1.150 29
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:16.852 +1.335 23
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:16.927 +1.410 29
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:17.089 +1.572 30
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:17.183 +1.666 18
8 Jenson Button McLaren 1:17.612 +2.095 15
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:18.008 +2.491 25
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:18.044 +2.527 22
11 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:18.198 +2.681 28
12 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:18.210 +2.693 37
13 Felipe Massa Williams 1:18.322 +2.805 33
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:18.589 +3.072 20
15 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:18.591 +3.074 35
16 Sergio Perez Force India 1:18.628 +3.111 29
17 Charles Leclerc Haas 1:18.882 +3.365 32
18 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1:18.933 +3.416 35
19 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:18.961 +3.444 22
20 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:18.981 +3.464 30
21 Rio Haryanto Manor 1:19.167 +3.650 34
22 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:19.975 +4.458 33

 

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About Ritesh K Bhana

Ritesh likes to think he is a true Tifosi, but he still remains fair to other teams. He supports two other teams which are not Red Bull and McLaren. Follow Ritesh on twitter @Humanshield_1

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2017 Malaysian GP Broadcast Times

CDTGMTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Thursday 22:00Friday 03:00Friday 05:00Friday 11:00
Free Practice 2Friday 02:00Friday 07:00Friday 09:00Friday 15:00
Free Practice 3Saturday 02:00Saturday 10:00Saturday 08:00Saturday 14:00
QualifyingSaturday 04:00Saturday 09:00Saturday 11:00Saturday 17:00
RaceSunday 02:00Sunday 07:00Sunday 09:00Sunday 15:00

2017 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Lewis Hamilton263
2 Sebastian Vettel235
3 Valtteri Bottas212
4 Daniel Ricciardo162
5 Kimi Raikkonen138
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