Hamilton a second ahead in first practice

Hamilton was well ahead in FP1

Hamilton was well ahead in FP1

Lewis Hamilton was miles ahead of the opposition in first practice for the Italian Grand Prix.

A 1:23.865 was enough to put Lewis 0.9 seconds ahead of teammate Jenson Button, who was a further 4 tenths ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

Behind Mark Webber in 4th was Adrian Sutil, albeit 2.5 seconds away from the leading McLaren. Nico Hulkenberg took over the second Force India, taking 12th position.

Vitaly Petrov set the fastest speed in the traps (347 km/h) en route to 6th. The Ferraris were off the pace in 7th and 8th, with Sergio Perez and Jaime Alguersuari breaking into the top 10.

Bruno Senna and Nico Rosberg were well off the pace of their respective teammates in 16th and 18th. All Lotus, HRT and Virgin cars were outside of the 107% rule for this session.

Times from FP1:

 1.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes      1:23.865           18
 2.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes      1:24.786   0.921   19
 3.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault      1:25.231   1.366   25
 4.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault      1:25.459   1.594   24
 5.  Adrian Sutil          Force India-Mercedes  1:26.550   2.685   23
 6.  Vitaly Petrov         Renault               1:26.625   2.760   20
 7.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari               1:26.647   2.782   20
 8.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari               1:26.676   2.811   24
 9.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari        1:26.694   2.829   28
10.  Jaime Alguersuari     Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1:26.696   2.831   15
11.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes              1:26.699   2.834   21
12.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes  1:26.826   2.961   21
13.  Rubens Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth     1:26.836   2.971   25
14.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari        1:26.996   3.131   29
15.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Cosworth     1:27.365   3.500   25
16.  Bruno Senna           Renault               1:27.385   3.520   23
17.  Sebastien Buemi       Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1:27.433   3.568   25
18.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes              1:27.492   3.627   24
19.  Heikki Kovalainen     Lotus-Renault         1:29.539   5.674   10
20.  Karun Chandhok        Lotus-Renault         1:30.148   6.283   19
21.  Daniel Ricciardo      HRT-Cosworth          1:30.609   6.744   27
22.  Tonio Liuzzi          HRT-Cosworth          1:30.619   6.754   24
23.  Timo Glock            Virgin-Cosworth       1:31.052   7.187   12
24.  Jerome D'Ambrosio     Virgin-Cosworth       1:31.899   8.034   22
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