Lewis Hamilton records fastest time in first practice

Lewis Hamilton
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Lewis Hamilton makes an impressive start in China be securing the fastest time in the first practice session ahead of this weekend's Grand Prix.

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton finished the first Chinese Grand Prix practice session in the fastest time.

The British driver completed the circuit 1.010 seconds quicker that Mercedes' Nico Rosberg in the damp conditions in China, while McLaren teammate Jenson Button finished in eighth spot.

Malaysian Grand Prix winner Fernando Alonso slumped to 11th spot, with his Ferrari counterpart Felipe Massa finishing just behind him.

Michael Schumacher managed to reach the end of the track in the third fastest time with Sauber's Sergio Perez, who came second in Malaysia, securing fourth in the practice rankings.

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TeamPoints
1Mercedes222
2Ferrari214
3Red Bull112
4Force India71
5Toro Rosso29
6Williams-Mercedes22
7Renault18
8Haas15
9Sauber4
10McLaren0
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari141
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes129
3Valtteri BottasMercedes93
4Kimi RaikkonenFerrari73
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull67
6Max VerstappenRed Bull45
7Sergio PerezForce India44
8Esteban OconForce India27
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso25
10Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes20
11Nico HulkenbergRenault18
12Romain GrosjeanHaas10
13Kevin MagnussenHaas5
14Pascal WehrleinSauber4
15Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
16Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes2
17Fernando AlonsoMcLaren0
18Marcus EricssonSauber0
19Jolyon PalmerRenault0
20Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
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