Korean GP: Lewis Hamilton quickest in first practice, Kimi Raikkonen crashes

Lotus driver Raikkonen, fourth in the title race, was eighth quickest but the Finn spun off towards the end of the session and slammed into a wall.

updated: October 04, 2013 10:01 IST
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Yeongam, South Korea: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton set the pace in first free practice at the Korean Grand Prix on Friday as injury-hit Finn Kimi Raikkonen walked away from a late crash.

Hamilton, whose debut season with Mercedes is in danger of petering out after disappointing results in the past two races, was quickest with a time of 1min 39.630sec.

That was just 0.037sec ahead of world championship leader Sebastian Vettel and 0.186sec better than Vettel's departing Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber.

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