Hamilton goes quickest in free practice.

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Updated: April 20, 2012

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton set the pace in the first free practice session held at the Bahrain Formula One circuit for more than two years on Friday.

Red Bull’s world champion Sebastian Vettel was second on the timing screens, 0.305 slower, with Force India’s British driver Paul Di Resta third.

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1:33.572
2. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 1:33.877
3. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India 1:34.150
4. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1:34.249
5. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1:34.277
6. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India 1:34.344
7. Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes 1:34.483
8. Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull 1:34.552
9. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus 1:34.609
10. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 1:34.847
11. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Sauber 1:35.024
12. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams 1:35.268
13. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1:35.436
14. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams 1:35.497
15. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1:35.719
16. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Sauber 1:35.929
17. Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso 1:36.195
18. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Caterham 1:36.330
19. Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Caterham 1:36.484
20. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso 1:36.591
21. Charles Pic (France) Marussia 1:37.467
22. Timo Glock (Germany) Marussia 1:38.006
23. Pedro de la Rosa (Spain) HRT 1:38.877
24. Narain Karthikeyan (India) HRT 1:39.996