Hamilton tops first Fuji practice session

Lewis Hamilton has topped the timesheets in the first free practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix.

The track at Fuji saw bright and sunny conditions in an fairly uneventful session. Track owners Toyota had a disappointing start to the weekend with Trulli an Glock finishing in 15th and 18th. Local favourite Kazuki Nakajima was also unable to impress managing 10th place overall.

Unofficial Times for Fuji Practice Session 1

Pos  Driver        Team                  Time         Laps
 1.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes       1:18.910    23
 2.  Massa         Ferrari                1:19.063    24
 3.  Kovalainen    McLaren-Mercedes       1:19.279    20
 4.  Raikkonen     Ferrari                1:19.399    31
 5.  Alonso        Renault                1:19.473    30
 6.  Piquet        Renault                1:19.743    35
 7.  Vettel        Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:20.121    30
 8.  Kubica        BMW Sauber             1:20.160    26
 9.  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:20.182    34
10.  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota        1:20.217    25
11.  Sutil         Force India-Ferrari    1:20.288    26
12.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota        1:20.350    28
13.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault       1:20.620    24
14.  Heidfeld      BMW Sauber             1:20.628    23
15.  Trulli        Toyota                 1:20.657    33
16.  Barrichello   Honda                  1:20.753    32
17.  Button        Honda                  1:20.769    27
18.  Glock         Toyota                 1:20.823    37
19.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Renault       1:20.905    24
20.  Fisichella    Force India-Ferrari    1:21.014    28