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
1Ferrari102
2Mercedes99
3Red Bull47
4Force India17
5Williams-Mercedes16
6Toro Rosso12
7Haas8
8Renault2
9Sauber0
10McLaren0
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari68
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes61
3Valtteri BottasMercedes38
4Kimi RaikkonenFerrari34
5Max VerstappenRed Bull25
6Daniel RicciardoRed Bull22
7Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes16
8Sergio PerezForce India14
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso10
10Kevin MagnussenHaas4
11Romain GrosjeanHaas4
12Esteban OconForce India3
13Nico HulkenbergRenault2
14Daniil KvyatToro Rosso2
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren0
16Marcus EricssonSauber0
17Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
18Jolyon PalmerRenault0
19Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren0
20Pascal WehrleinSauber0
21Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes0
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