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Turkish GP 2010: Hamilton Flies Into Top Spot In FP1

Lewis Hamilton took McLaren’s fight directly to Red Bull Racing with a fastest lap performance in the first free practice session in Turkey.

Mercedes Benz and Renault looked strong too, while Ferrari lainguished slightly lower with Alonso’s performance only good for 9th on the weekend of the Scuderia’s 800th Grand Prix appearance.

For the new teams, Lotus were strongest.  Kovalainen was within half a second of the Toro Rosso of Jaime Alguersuari.

Sakon Yamamoto completed the session for Hispania instead of Bruno Senna as the team try to make progress with new aerodynamics following their split from Dallara.

Pos  Driver         Team                    Time              Laps
 1.  Hamilton       McLaren-Mercedes        1:28.653            20
 2.  Button         McLaren-Mercedes        1:29.615  + 0.962   20
 3.  Schumacher     Mercedes                1:29.750  + 1.097   24
 4.  Rosberg        Mercedes                1:29.855  + 1.202   24
 5.  Vettel         Red Bull-Renault        1:29.867  + 1.214   30
 6.  Kubica         Renault                 1:30.061  + 1.408   23
 7.  Petrov         Renault                 1:30.065  + 1.412   24
 8.  Webber         Red Bull-Renault        1:30.097  + 1.444   26
 9.  Alonso         Ferrari                 1:30.294  + 1.641   20
10.  Sutil          Force India-Mercedes    1:30.501  + 1.848   17
11.  Kobayashi      Sauber-Ferrari          1:30.615  + 1.962   20
12.  Liuzzi         Force India-Mercedes    1:30.853  + 2.200   21
13.  Massa          Ferrari                 1:30.867  + 2.214   21
14.  Buemi          Toro Rosso-Ferrari      1:31.011  + 2.358   23
15.  de la Rosa     Sauber-Ferrari          1:31.238  + 2.585   17
16.  Hulkenberg     Williams-Cosworth       1:31.355  + 2.702   23
17.  Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth       1:31.464  + 2.811   19
18.  Alguersuari    Toro Rosso-Ferrari      1:31.735  + 3.082   27
19.  Kovalainen     Lotus-Cosworth          1:32.161  + 3.508   24
20.  Trulli         Lotus-Cosworth          1:32.990  + 4.337   22
21.  Chandhok       HRT-Cosworth            1:34.876  + 6.223   13
22.  di Grassi      Virgin-Cosworth         1:35.137  + 6.484   21
23.  Glock          Virgin-Cosworth         1:35.583  + 6.930   15
24.  Yamamoto       HRT-Cosworth            1:36.137  + 7.484   26

HAM

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