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Webber quickest in opening practice

Michael Schumacher and and a impressive Barrichello followed with second and third best times in a damp session.
Friday, July 8, 2011

SIlverstone, United Kingdom, July 8, 2011 (AFP) - Mark Webber topped the times for Red Bull during Friday morning's opening practice for Sunday's British Grand Prix.

The veteran Australian clocked a lap of the damp and greasy Silverstone circuit in one minute 46.603 seconds towards the end of the session.

Webber's time was over half a second quicker than second quickest Michael Schumacher of Mercedes.

Williams' Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello was third quickest ahead of Mexican Sergio Perez of Sauber.

Brazilian Felipe Massa was fifth quickest for Ferrari followed by Nico Rosberg in the second Mercedes.

Spaniard Fernando Alonso was seventh fastest in the second Ferrari ahead of McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton and Nico Hulkenberg of Force India.

Spaniard Jaime Alguersuari finished the session tenth fastest for Toro Rosso. Australian debutant Daniel Ricciardo of Hispania finished the session in last place.

Here are the First Practice results:

BRITISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE 1 TIMES (FP1)
POS No. DRIVER TEAM TIME GAP LAPS
1 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:46.603   19
2 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:47.263 0.660 20
3 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:47.347 0.744 23
4 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:47.422 0.819 22
5 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:47.562 0.959 13
6 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:47.758 1.155 23
7 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:48.161 1.558 16
8 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:48.549 1.946 21
9 14 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:48.598 1.995 19
10 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:48.678 2.075 22
11 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:48.730 2.127 18
12 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:48.778 2.175 18
13 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:48.794 2.191 21
14 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:48.809 2.206 17
15 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:48.841 2.238 23
16 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1:48.941 2.338 20
17 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:49.603 3.000 15
18 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:50.133 3.530 17
19 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:50.222 3.619 14
20 20 Karun Chandhok Lotus-Renault 1:51.119 4.516 17
21 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:52.470 5.867 17
22 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1:53.143 6.540 20
23 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:53.469 6.866 26
24 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1:54.334 7.731 24


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