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2013 US GP: First practice

2013-11-15 19:42

FOG-DELAYED SESSION: Fernando Alonso sets the fastest time in a US GP practice session hit by delays.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ferrari's Fernando Alonso posted the fastest time in the first practice session ahead of the 2013 US Grand Prix.

He was followed closely by McLaren's Jenson Button in a session first delayed by fog and then interrupted and shortened because the medical helicopter was late to arrive.

Alonso drove the Circuit of the Americas in 1minute38.343 seconds, 0.0028 seconds faster than Button.

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, who is chasing a record eighth consecutive victory in a single season, was 18th at 1min40.662.

Fog delayed the start by 40 minutes. The drivers were on the course for only about 15 minutes before the session was stopped until the helicopter arrived. The initial 90-minute session was condensed into about 45 minutes.

2013 United States Grand Prix: First practice

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari 1min38.343
Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren 1min38.371
Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams 1min38.388
 Esteban Gutirrez (MEX) Sauber 1min38.532
Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes 1min38.657
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes 1min38.979
Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari 1min39.005
Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull 1min39.083
Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sauber 1min39.158
Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams 1min39.200
Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus 1min39.238
Sergio Prez (MEX) McLaren 1min39.256
Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Lotus 1min39.487
Adrian Sutil (GER) Force India 1min39.699
Paul di Resta (GBR) Force India 1min39.836
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Toro Rosso 1min39.863
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Toro Rosso 1min40.065
 Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull 1min40.662
Alexander Rossi (USA) Caterham 1min41.399
Max Chilton (GBR) Marussia 1min41.605
Charles Pic (FRA) Caterham 1min42.054
Rodolfo Gonzlez (VEN) Marussia 1min43.716

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