Lotus driver Romain Grosjean topped the times during Free Practice 1 on a sunny afternoon at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina complex. Lewis Hamilton, fastest for much of the session in his Mercedes, was second. The Red Bull duo of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber wound up third and fourth ahead of Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.
Three teams had their reserve drivers in their cars for FP1. Rodolofo Gonzales replaced Max Chilton in the Marussia; Heikki Kovalainen took over Guido van der Garde's Caterham; and James Calado was in Adrian Sutil's Force India.
The ambient air temperature at the start of the 90-minute session was 93 degrees Fahrenheit (34 degrees Celsius), and the track...
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