Abu Dhabi FP1:Dominant Lewis Hamilton leads a McLaren 1-2

Lewis Hamilton was fastest in FP1 with a 1:43:285s and second was his teammate Jenson Button +0.333 seconds behind.

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel was third fastest with a lap time of 1:44.050s.

In P4 was Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso who split the two Red Bulls with a lap time of 1:44.366

Webber was fifth (+1,257), Schumacher sixth (+1.409), Maldonado seventh (+2.170),Rosberg eighth (+2.091), Bottas ninth (+2.062) and Raikkönnen tenth (+2.137).

Maldonado (7th/+2.170)  was faster than his Teammate Bottas(9th/+2.062) who drive for Williams.

Timo Glock was on Kovalainen’s tail with 1:47.891s for Marussia, as Pedro de la Rosa took 22nd for HRT with 1: 48.354s. Max Chilton’s first Friday run for Marussia yielded a solid 1:48.887s, while Ma Qing Hua’s return to the second HRT, in place of Narain Karthikeyan, was good for 1m 50.487s.

The session was fairly uneventful in terms of errors, with just Giedo van der Garde suffering an engine failure which stopped him from completing a single timed lap.

FP1 Results for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix:

01  L. Hamilton McLaren 1:43.285s (21Laps)

02   J. Button McLaren 1:43.618 +0.333 (19)

03   S. Vettel Red Bull 1:44.050 +0.765 (23)

04  F. Alonso Ferrari 1:44.366 +1.081 (21)

05  M. Webber Red Bull 1:44.542 +1.257 (22)

06   M. Schumacher Mercedes 1:44.694 +1.409 (23)

07  P. Maldonado Williams 1:45.115 +1.830 (26)

08  N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:45.194 +1.909 (19)

09  V. Bottas Williams 1:45.347 +2.062 (25)

10  K. Räikkönen Lotus 1:45.422 +2.137 (15)

11  F. Massa Ferrari 1:45.567 +2.282 (24)

12  N. Hulkenberg Force India 1:45.587 +2.302 (20)

13  K. Kobayashi Sauber 1:45.722 +2.437 (20)

14  R. Grosjean Lotus 1:45.743 +2.458 (20)

15  J. Bianchi Force India 1:45.769 +2.484 (22)

16  S. Perez Sauber 1:45.811 +2.526 (22)

17  D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:46.649 +3.364 (24)

18  J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:46.708 +3.423 (26)

19  H. Kovalainen Caterham 1:47.418 +4.133 (23)

20  T. Glock Marussia 1:47.891 +4.606 (21)

21  P. de la Rosa HRT 1:48.354 +5.069 (22)

22  M. Chilton Marussia 1:48.887 +5.602 (22)

23  Q. Hua Ma HRT 1:50.487 +7.202 (20)

24  G. van der Garde Caterham No time (3)

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