German GP, 1st Free Practice Session: Hamilton fastest 

Written by David on July 20th, 2007 at 11:59 amLast Update: July 20th, 2007 at 1:00 pm

Louis Hamilton Canada Pole PositionFirst free practice session at Nurburgring’s Circuit: the young British driver, ahead of Raikkonen’s Ferrari and his teammate’s, Fernando Alonso, McLaren. Fourth and fifth best lap time for the BMW’s. Felipe Massa, sixth.

Nurburgring, July 20th, 2007 – The best lap time during today’s 1st Free Practice Session at Nurburging’s Circuit has been registered by McLaren’s British driver Lewis Hamilton. Lewis, with a lap time of 1’32”515, leaded Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari (1’32”751) and Fernando Alonso’s McLaren (1’32”932).

Fourth and fifth lap time for Heidfeld (1’32”975) and teammate Robert Kubica (1’33”205); both lapped within a few hundredths of a second of the McLaren.

Just behind the two BMW’s, in sixth place, Felipe Massa with his Ferrari; his best lap time was of 1’33”605, almost a second from Hamilton.

Tires Usage – McLaren and Ferrari were really close and during the first session their drivers were concentrated on testing mainly tires usage, by now a key factor for Sunday’s Grand Prix: between these four drivers, only Felipe Massa appeared having difficulties when using soft type of tires.

Renault, far away – Fourth and fifth place for Heidfeld’s and Kubica’s BMW; both drivers are doing good since they’re seeking for a good result in their home Grand Prix. Small redeem for Ralf Schumacher with his Toyota: he got the 7th lap time while his teammate Jarno Trulli, the 11th.

A bad session for the two Renault: Heikki Kovalainen and Giancarlo Fisichella had only the 18th and 19th time.

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