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Motor racing: Rosberg tops first practice in Austrian GP

Published on Jun 20, 2014 7:59 PM
 
Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany drives during the first practice session of the Austrian F1 Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring circuit in Spielberg on June 20, 2014. Formula One World Championship leader Nico Rosberg of Mercedes emerged fastest in the rain-affected first practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Formula One World Championship leader Nico Rosberg of Mercedes emerged fastest in the rain-affected first practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday.

The German lapped the Red Bull-owned circuit with a best time of 1min 11.295sec to finish 0.140sec ahead of team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was third, followed by Williams' Felipe Massa as 0.6sec covered the next nine drivers.

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel's spectacular spin was one of the highlights of the session which had several drivers running wide.

 
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