Nico Rosberg led the way during the first practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix but attracted the attention of the stewards as he did.
Rosberg pipped team mate Lewis Hamilton to the top time by just seven-hundredths of a second. However on one of his returns to the pits he failed to stay to the left of the bollard at the pit lane entrance. He is being investigated by the stewards but any sanction is likely to be lenient.
The Mercedes pair were the best part of a second quicker than anything else on track during the first 90 minutes of running at the Circuit de Catalunya. Sebastian Vettel was third with Kimi Raikkonen a close fourth, despite the latter complaining at one stage about poor front-end grip on his car.
The Toro Rosso pair were next, Carlos Sainz Jnr ahead of Max Verstappen, the latter complaining he had been held up by Raikkonen on one of his runs.
Daniil Kvyat, seventh, was the only Red Bull driver to lap for much of the session. Daniel Ricciardo reported a problem with power delivery on full throttle during his first run, and didn’t set a time until the final five minutes of running while his car was worked on by the team.
Ricciardo eventually set a time quick enough for ninth ahead of Felipe Nasr, Nico Hulkenberg and the three test drivers: Raffaele Marciello for Sauber, Jolyon Palmer for Lotus and Susie Wolff for Williams.
|5||55||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Toro Rosso-Renault||1’28.132||1.304||27|
|6||33||Max Verstappen||Toro Rosso-Renault||1’28.529||1.701||23|
|7||26||Daniil Kvyat||Red Bull-Renault||1’28.785||1.957||7|
|9||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-Renault||1’29.075||2.247||9|
|11||27||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India-Mercedes||1’29.409||2.581||20|
|17||11||Sergio Perez||Force India-Mercedes||1’30.096||3.268||19|
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