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Friday analysis - Ferrari out to ruffle Mercedes' feathers

Overcast and smoggy skies and cold temperatures made things a little tricky for the teams in China on Friday, though most completed their intended programmes. As expected, Pirelli’s softer compound was around two seconds a lap faster than the medium, though several teams encountered graining. The really exciting news was that Mercedes didn’t have everything all their own way, with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in particular keeping the Silver Arrows honest. We take a team-by-team look at day one in Shanghai…MercedesLewis Hamilton, 1m 41.560s, P8/1m 38.315s, P1Nico Rosberg, 1m 40.181s, P2/1m 38.726s, P3Hamilton lost a lot of time with a rear suspension problem in FP1...
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