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Barcelona - Practice 1

By Franz Burgmann

Webber fastest on Friday morning


Barcelona - Practice 1

It is early days, but Red Bull
already look the team to beat in Barcelona

Friday morning saw a smooth practice session in dry weather conditions. Mark Webber set the fastest time, 1.007 seconds in front of teammate Sebastian Vettel.
The Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona is the race track where most of the winter testing programme in February and March took place, therefore it is very familiar to the teams. Interestingly, Webber's fastest time on Friday morning was almost 5 seconds slower than Michael Schumacher's fastest time back in the final testing in March.

Barcelona - Practice 1

Michael Schumacher needs to up his game after his
poor start into the 2011 season

The oldest man in the field, seven time world champion Michael Schumacher, was also the most hardworking one on Friday morning, getting 32 laps under his belt.
Friday Practice 1 - final results

Pos.DriverNat.TeamTimeGapLaps

1Mark WebberAustralianRed Bull1:25.14227

2Sebastian VettelGermanRed Bull1:26.149+1.00720

3Nico RosbergGermanMercedes1:26.379+1.23729

4Fernando AlonsoSpanishFerrari1:26.480+1.33827

5Sergio PerezMexicanSauber1:26.738+1.59626

6Lewis HamiltonBritishMcLaren1:26.998+1.85619

7Michael SchumacherGermanMercedes1:27.016+1.87432

8Nick HeidfeldGermanLotus Renault1:27.132+1.99021

9Jenson ButtonBritishMcLaren1:27.138+1.99622

10Rubens BarrichelloBrazilianWilliams1:27.212+2.07020

11Vitaly PetrovRussianLotus Renault1:27.241+2.09922

12Daniel RicciardoAustrialianToro Rosso1:27.471+2.32923

13Pastor MaldonadoVenezuelanWilliams1:28.005+2.86311

14Nico H체lkenbergGermanForce India1:28.027+2.88526

15Adrian SutilGermanForce India1:28.163+3.02122

16Felipe MassaBrazilianFerrari1:28.654+3.51228

17Kamui KobayashiJapaneseSauber1:28.819+3.67723

18Jaime AlguersuariSpanishToro Rosso1:28.995+3.8539

19Heikki KovalainenFinnishTeam Lotus1:29.231+4.08921

20Jerome D'AmbrosioBelgianVirgin1:30.896+5.75418

21Timo GlockGermanVirgin1:31.235+6.09325

22Vitantonio LiuzziItalianHispania1:31.268+6.12623

23Jarno TrulliItalianTeam Lotus1:31.418+6.27612

24Narain KarthikeyanIndianHispania1:32.106+6.96425



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