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British GP 2010: Vettel Storms In FP1

Sebastian Vettel took the first blood in this morning’s first free practice for the British Grand Prix setting a fastest time some 3 tenths quicker than home hero Lewis Hamilton.  Kubica, Webber and Sutil rounded out the top 5.

The drivers spent a lot of time getting used to the new circuit with problems around Abbey and the new Village loop for some including Massa, Hamilton, Button and Yamamoto.  Michael Schumacher dropped the back end of his Mercedes into Village and spun off.

For the new or stand-in drivers, Paul di Resta was 14th, while Fairuz Fauzy and Bruno Senna’s replacement Sakon Yamamoto propped up the bottom of the times.

Pos  Driver         Team                   Time              Laps
 1.  Vettel         Red Bull-Renault       1:32.280             22
 2.  Hamilton       McLaren-Mercedes       1:32.614  +  0.334   16
 3.  Kubica         Renault                1:32.725  +  0.445   21
 4.  Webber         Red Bull-Renault       1:32.747  +  0.467   23
 5.  Sutil          Force India-Mercedes   1:32.968  +  0.688   18
 6.  Rosberg        Mercedes               1:33.318  +  1.038   21
 7.  Hulkenberg     Williams-Cosworth      1:33.377  +  1.097   19
 8.  Button         McLaren-Mercedes       1:33.519  +  1.239   20
 9.  Schumacher     Mercedes               1:33.955  +  1.675   18
10.  Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth      1:34.016  +  1.736   17
11.  Buemi          Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:34.132  +  1.852   21
12.  Petrov         Renault                1:34.365  +  2.085   22
13.  Alonso         Ferrari                1:34.490  +  2.210   20
14.  di Resta       Force India-Mercedes   1:34.580  +  2.300   22
15.  Kobayashi      Sauber-Ferrari         1:34.710  +  2.430   16
16.  de la Rosa     Sauber-Ferrari         1:34.901  +  2.621   17
17.  Massa          Ferrari                1:35.037  +  2.757   21
18.  Alguersuari    Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:35.318  +  3.038   27
19.  Kovalainen     Lotus-Cosworth         1:36.747  +  4.467   16
20.  Glock          Virgin-Cosworth        1:37.330  +  5.050   11
21.  di Grassi      Virgin-Cosworth        1:37.518  +  5.238   15
22.  Chandhok       HRT-Cosworth           1:38.735  +  6.455   21
23.  Fauzy          Lotus-Cosworth         1:39.510  +  7.230   11
24.  Yamamoto       HRT-Cosworth           1:39.673  +  7.393   27

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