Abu Dhabi F1 - Day 1

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One British Formula One world champion led another in first practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday with Lewis Hamilton just ahead of successor Jenson Button.\nMcLaren's Hamilton and Brawn's Button traded fastest laps towards the end of the session with the outgoing champion coming out on top with a best of one minute 43.939 seconds.\nButton, looking forward to his first race of the year with no pressure after he secured the title at the previous race in Brazil, was 0.096 slower. (all Getty Images)
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McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton drives at the Yas Marina Circuit during the first free practice session of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.\nWith track temperatures of 35 degrees and a new but dusty surface, the leading drivers sat out the first half hour before taking to the track.
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Brawn GP's British driver Jenson Button drives at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, during the first free practice session of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.
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Lewis Hamilton is all smiles after topping the first practice session in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
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Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen drives at the Yas Marina Circuit during the first free practice session of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.
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Mark Webber of Australia and Red Bull Racing drives during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit.
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Giancarlo Fisichella of Ferrari drives during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit
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Sebastien Vettel of Red Bull Racing drives during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit.
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Renault's French driver Romain Grosjean leaves the pits of the Yas Marina Circuit.
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Rubens Barrichello of Brazil and Brawn GP drives down the pitlane during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One.
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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes prepares to drive during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit.
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A local fan takes photographs from the grandstand during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit.
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Nico Rosberg of Germany and Williams talks to an engineer on the pitwall during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit.
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Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari prepares to drive during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.
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Tamara Ecclestone, F1 supremo Bernie's eldest daughter, is seen in the paddock during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit.
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Local fans take photographs from the grandstand during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit.
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Abu Dhabi F1 - Day 2

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