Felipe Massa donned a set of headphones and followed the morning practice action from the Interlagos pitlane.

Felipe Massa donned a set of headphones and followed the morning practice action from the Interlagos pitlane.

The Brazilian is still recovering from serious head injuries sustained in a Hungaroring qualifying crash in July, but is in his native city this weekend to wave the chequered flag.

Red Bull's Mark Webber topped the 90 minute session, which was intermittently affected by rain.

Title contenders Rubens Barrichello and Sebastian Vettel were next quickest, with championship leader Jenson Button seventh.

Romain Grosjean caused a red flag by smashing through a polystyrene braking marker, and fellow rookie Sebastien Buemi ended his session with a crash.

 

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