04/18 02:40 CDT Hamilton sets the pace in Chinese GP practice
Hamilton sets the pace in Chinese GP practice
SHANGHAI (AP) --- Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton recovered from an early
suspension problem to set the fastest practice time at the Chinese Grand Prix
on Friday, narrowly edging Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.
Hamilton only completed nine laps in the morning session due to problems with
the car, but came back in the afternoon to set a best time of 1 minute, 38.315
seconds around the Shanghai International Circuit.
Alonso, who had the fastest time in the morning session, was 0.141 seconds
behind Hamilton under the watch of new team principal, Marco Mattiacci, who
arrived in Shanghai to take charge following Stefano Domenicali's abrupt
departure this week.
Hamilton's teammate, Nico Rosberg, had the third-fastest practice time, with
Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel fourth and fifth,