Friday, April 13, 2012

Lewis Hamilton Fastest In Chinese GP Practice

Per, Formula One drivers were greeted by overcast skies, intermittent rain and a slippery track for Friday's opening practice at Shanghai International Circuit.

The sun seemed to be shining on Lewis Hamilton, however.

Looking to become a winner of three poles in as many qualifying attempts this season, Hamilton certainly looked the part in Free Practice One.

Despite wet conditions that made for a tricky 90 minutes and led Hamilton (1:37:106) to complete just seven laps, the 2008 World Champion showed the way by more than a full second over the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg (1:38:116).

Hamilton could certainly use another stellar qualifying run, since he'll automatically drop five places on the Chinese GP grid for a gearbox change prior to practice.