As is becoming the norm, so far this year, the best Ferrari powered car
was not of Maranello origin, but rather of the Hinwill variety. Sergio Perez ending the session 11th. Best of the reds was 2010 Bahrain GP winner Fernando Alonso setting the 13th best time, with Felipe Massa 15th but a quarter second down on the Spaniard. On duty for Williams, in place of Bruno Senna, for the opening
session was team reserve Valtteri Bottas who was 14th fastest, with Pastor Maldonado 12th.