Alonso set the fastest time in first practice for Chinese Grand Prix.
On a cold morning in Shanghai with the track temperatures of just 16’C it was Nico Rosberg who set the early pace with 1:40.840 with a mere 0.464s ahead of Fernando Alonso while Lewis Hamilton was third.
In the second half of the practice session Alonso hit the front as both Mercedes were in the pits he stopped the clock at 1:39.780. When Hamilton ventured for his new run he was soon forced to head back with an unknown problem which led to the removing the car’s floor. Rosberg run was a problem free one and he set the second best time of the session while Daniel Ricciardo was third for Red Bull.