At the end of the two Friday free practice sessions for the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix it was clear that the overwhelming majority of drivers had improved in the afternoon at Shanghai International Circuit.

1. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 35.340s (46 laps)
2. Kimi Raikkonen Finand Lotus-Renault 1m 35.492s +0.152s (48 laps)
3. Fernando Alonso Spain Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 35.755s +0.415s (47 laps)
4. Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 35.819s +0.479s (56 laps)
5. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault 1m 36.092s +0.752s (52 laps)
6. Jenson Button Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1m 36.432s +1.092s (53 laps)
7. Lewis Hamilton Britain Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 36.496s +1.156s (51 laps)
8. Adrian Sutil Germany Force India-Mercedes 1m 36.514s +1.174s (53 laps)
9. Paul di Resta Britain Force India-Mercedes 1m 36.595s +1.255s (48 laps)
10. Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull-Renault 1m 36.791s +1.451s (47 laps)
11. Sergio Perez Mexico McLaren-Mercedes 1m 36.94s +1.6s (36 laps)
12. Romain Grosjean France Lotus-Renault 1m 36.963s +1.623s (48 laps)
13. Esteban Gutierrez Mexico Sauber-Ferrari 1m 37.103s +1.763s (44 laps)
14. Daniel Ricciardo Australia Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 37.206s +1.866s (58 laps)
15. Jean-Eric Vergne France Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 38.127s +2.787s (53 laps)
16. Valtteri Bottas Finland Williams-Renault 1m 38.185s +2.845s (39 laps)
17. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Sauber-Ferrari 1m 38.211s +2.871s (53 laps)
18. Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Williams-Renault 1m 38.276s +2.936s (56 laps)
19. Jules Bianchi France Marussia-Cosworth 1m 38.728s +3.388s (45 laps)
20. Giedo van der Garde Holland Caterham-Renault 1m 39.271s +3.931s (42 laps)
21. Charles Pic France Caterham-Renault 1m 39.814s +4.474s (27 laps)
22. Max Chilton Britain Marussia-Cosworth 1m 42.056s +6.716s (23 laps) *
23. Ma Qing Hua China Caterham-Renault 1m 43.545s +8.205s (20 laps) *

Total laps: 1045 * Time set in first of two 90-minute sessions All times unofficial


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