A totally relaxed Lewis Hamilton topped the timing sheets with a 1.43.258 followed by Jenson Button, the only other driver to break the 1m44s barrier.
|A relaxed Lewis in the pits before FP1|
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The only other matter of note was the fact that Valtteri Bottas in 9th place was only two-tenths of a second behind Pastor Maldonado in 7th.
At the back of the pack, Giedo van der Garde didn't set any competitive time in the Caterham due to engine problems.