Some shots from practice earlier today at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Fernando Alonso took the early lead in the first session. He was 0.398 seconds faster than Nico Rosberg in his Mercedes with Ricciardo third fastest. Lewis Hamilton was eighth fastest but he finished a little early after he struggled with a balance problem. Ferrari’s new team principal Marco Mattiacci made an appearance in his new role too
Lewis Hamilton, struggling with understeer on his outing during the second session, blitzed the final sector of his first timed lap, setting the quickest time of the session in that part of the circuit to take the lead from Fernando Alonso by just 0.141s. He eventually got out on track after a 25 minute delay with a suspension problem which had caused his earlier problems in the first session.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s qualifying.