by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

F1 Shanghai - More Friday Photos (MGP)

This year's Chinese Grand Prix commenced on Friday with the usual free practice rounds. The technical updates the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS engineers brought to the W02 single-seater have proven to be successful and provided a good pace throughout the two sessions. The aim was focusing on evaluating the new aerodynamical components in addition to testing and assessing different sets of tyres and multiple set-ups for a better race preparation. At the end of the day, Nico's fastest time was 1m37.943s which sent him straight to P4, whereas Michael managed a top time of 1m38.105s and was classified fifth in the overall standings.

Check out more photos captured on Friday after the jump!

* Official photos courtesy of MERCEDES GP PETRONAS *

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