Ferrari edges Mercedes in China

Ferrari ended the first session in China on top of the time charts.

Fourth tenths separated Fernando Alonso over Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg after a cool, but quick first practice session.

McLaren made a surge forward, ending the day in fourth two tenths off of Ricciardo for fourth.

Force India rounded out the top five with a time of one minute, 41.175, 1.3 seconds off the lead.

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing

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Extremely cool temperatures greeted driver for the first of thee open practice sessions, with 14 degrees celcius being the warmest the weather ever got.

Other notable drivers spent the day chasing the top ten, with Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel ending up in 8th and 9th respectively, while Sergio Perez stuck himself in 15th with the powerful Mercedes powered car. Kimi Raikkonen was the only driver to not take time.

Free practice 2 will wrap up Formula One’s on track action for Friday.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Fernando Alonso , Lewis Hamilton , Nico Rosberg , Sebastian Vettel , Sergio Perez , Daniel Ricciardo
Teams Ferrari , Red Bull Racing , Mercedes , McLaren , Force India
Article type Practice report
Tags 1, 2014, button, china, free practice, hulkenburg, practice, raikkonen, ricciardo, times, williams