FP1: Raikkonen leads Ferrari 1-2 in Bahrain practice

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was the quickest man on the opening practice day for the Bahrain Grand Prix, topping the timing screens ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

Key Points from FP1:

- The hot afternoon track temperature, which peaked at 54ºC, won't give an accurate picture for qualifying which is run at dusk.

- Raikkonen's 1:37.827 was over two-tenths quicker than Vettel could manage in the SF15-T.

- Nico Rosberg finished just 15th with team-mate Lewis Hamilton behind in 16th. The pair were well over a second slower.

- Mercedes chose to focus on long runs in an attempt to better undestand their tyre wear in the hot climate of Bahrain. 

- Early trouble for McLaren-Honda as Jenson Button fails to set a timed lap after his engine shutdown as he approached T1, resulting in a spin which ended his session.

- Fernando Alonos enjoyed a better session though, finishing seventh quickest, just seven-tenths down.

# Driver Team Time Gap Laps
01 K. Raikkonen Ferrari 1:37.827   13
02 S. Vettel Ferrari 1:38.029 0.202 12
03 V. Bottas Williams 1:38.390 0.563 23
04 C. Sainz Toro Rosso 1:38.447 0.620 14
05 D. Ricciardo Red Bull 1:38.455 0.628 17
06 M. Verstappen Toro Rosso 1:38.504 0.677 22
07 F. Alonso McLaren 1:38.598 0.771 18
08 F. Nasr Sauber 1:38.628 0.801 17
09 D. Kvyat Red Bull 1:38.661 0.834 17
10 F. Massa Williams 1:38.790 0.963 21
11 S. Perez Force India 1:38.793 0.966 15
12 P. Maldonado Lotus 1:38.842 1.015 23
13 N. Hulkenberg Force India 1:39.187 1.360 20
14 J. Palmer Lotus 1:39.283 1.456 31
15 N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:39.293 1.466 23
16 L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:39.532 1.705 21
17 M. Ericsson Sauber 1:39.534 1.707 21
18 W. Stevens Marussia 1:42.973 5.146 12
19 R. Merhi Marussia 1:44.265 6.438 15
20 J. Button McLaren No time   2