Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:33:43 GMT | By Benny Thomas

Hamilton is the fastest in first Free Practice of Indian GP

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time of the first free practice of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix with a time of 1:26.836.

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the first practice session ahead of Sunday's Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.

Hamilton was half a second quicker than world champion Sebastian Vettel who was second, with his team-mate Mark Webber in third. The session was red-flagged for five minutes in the initial stage after a stray dog ventured onto the track.

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