2014 RUSSIAN GP: HAMILTON SET THE PACE IN OPENING DAY

Lewis Hamilton topped the opening day of practice for the inaugural Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix. The world championship leader was the only driver to dip under the 1:40 barrier, putting in a best lap of 1:39.630 to take top spot by a massive 0.864 at the new Sochi circuit. 

P DRIVER TEAM TIME GAP LAPS
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:39.630
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2Kevin MagnussenMcLaren1:40.494+ 0.86432
3Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:40.504+ 0.87432
4Nico RosbergMercedes1:40.542+ 0.91230
5Valtteri BottasWilliams1:40.573+ 0.94333
6Jenson ButtonMcLaren1:40.718+ 1.08832
7Felipe MassaWilliams1:40.731+ 1.10130
8Daniil KvyatToro Rosso1:41.108+ 1.47832
9Sebastian VettelRed Bull1:41.396+ 1.76630
10Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso1:41.531+ 1.90133
11Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1:41.630+ 2.00024
12Nico HulkenbergForce India1:41.677+ 2.04727
13Daniel RicciardoRed Bull1:42.061+ 2.43125
14Sergio PerezForce India1:42.090+ 2.46029
15Adrian SutilSauber1:42.233+ 2.60331
16Romain GrosjeanLotus1:42.892+ 3.26230
17Pastor MaldonadoLotus1:42.905+ 3.27533
18Esteban GutierrezSauber1:43.055+ 3.42533
19Marcus EricssonCaterham1:44.135+ 4.50522
20Max ChiltonMarussia1:44.530+ 4.90029
21Kamui KobayashiCaterham1:44.952+ 5.32227