Nico Rosberg set the early benchmark for the German Grand Prix in what proved to be a productive FP1 session for all teams.
As was expected before the teams even arrived at Hockenheim, the Mercedes cars were once again at the front of the grid and it was Rosberg who got the better of his team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the first session.
The German's time of 1:19.131 edged Hamilton by a mere 0.060s with Fernando Alonso third, Daniel Ricciardo fourth and Jenson Button completing the top five. Interestingly Hamilton was quicker than Rosberg in the first two sectors, but he couldn't put together the perfect lap to take P1.
Ferrari endured another mixed session with Alonso's 1:19.423 the...
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