Italian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton fastest in opening practice at Monza

Lewis Hamilton took the first practice easily for his Formula One team Mercedes at the Italian Grand Prix.

updated: September 06, 2013 16:21 IST
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Monza: Lewis Hamilton topped the times for Mercedes in Friday morning's opening free practice session ahead of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

The 28-year-old Briton, running a revised low-downforce package following the team's disappointing outing at the Belgian Grand Prix two weeks ago, outpaced nearest rival Fernando Alonso of Ferrari by just 0.035 seconds when he clocked a late flying lap in perfect conditions.

Under a blue sky and warm sunshine, Hamilton clocked a best lap of one minute and 25.565 seconds with five minutes remaining.

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