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Nico Rosberg leads Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in 1st practice session for Brazilian GP

  • Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, of Germany, steers his car on the pit lane during a free practice for the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, of Germany, steers his car on the pit lane during a free practice for the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, steers his car on the pit lane during a free practice for the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, steers his car on the pit lane during a free practice for the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, steers his car during a free practice for the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, steers his car during a free practice for the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)  (The Associated Press)

Nico Rosberg finished ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the first practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Friday.

Rosberg was fastest with a lap of 1 minute, 12.764 seconds at Interlagos, .221 in front of Hamilton. Daniil Kvyat of Toro Rosso was third, nearly one second behind Rosberg.

The Mercedes drivers are the only two vying for the Formula One title. Hamilton leads Rosberg by 24 points going into the last two races.

The title will not be decided in Brazil because the season-ending race in Abu Dhabi this month will be worth double points.