SpeedTV.com, 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
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.