Russian GP practice 1 results: Rosberg leads first ever session

Mercedes pair tops free practice, Button only one tenth behind.

Mercedes team underlined its dominance locking up first to lines of the session timesheets. Jenson Botton showed that experience is not just a word - ended the session in P3.

All the teams and drivers were lerning the new track, lots of mistakes and new data to process.

 

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 01:42.311   29
2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 01:42.376 0.065 25
3 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 01:42.507 0.196 28
4 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 01:42.720 0.409 27
5 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 01:43.026 0.715 28
6 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 01:43.164 0.853 26
7 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 01:43.212 0.901 29
8 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 01:43.327 1.016 23
9 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 01:43.542 1.231 24
10 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 01:43.741 1.430 9
11 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 01:43.842 1.531 22
12 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 01:43.976 1.665 25
13 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 01:44.173 1.862 21
14 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 01:44.506 2.195 30
15 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 01:44.625 2.314 26
16 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 01:44.964 2.653 26
17 37 Sergey Sirotkin Sauber-Ferrari 01:45.196 2.885 22
18 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 01:45.190 2.879 25
19 45 Roberto Merhi Caterham-Renault 01:46.782 4.471 18
20 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 01:46.922 4.611 18
21 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 01:47.284 4.973 26

For the complete results, visit our Formula One result pages.

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Series Formula 1
Event Russian GP
Sub-event Friday practice 1
Track Sochi Autodrom
Drivers Jenson Button , Kimi Raikkonen , Fernando Alonso , Lewis Hamilton , Felipe Massa , Nico Rosberg , Pastor Maldonado , Sebastian Vettel , Adrian Sutil , Nico Hulkenberg , Sergio Perez , Romain Grosjean , Daniel Ricciardo , Max Chilton , Marcus Ericsson , Roberto Merhi , Valtteri Bottas , Jean-Eric Vergne , Kevin Magnussen , Daniil Kvyat , Sergey Sirotkin
Teams Ferrari , Red Bull Racing , Mercedes , Sauber , McLaren , Force India , Williams
Article type Practice report