Mark Webber tops first Spanish practice 

Vettel second fastest, Rosberg third.

Written by David on May 20th, 2011 at 11:38 amLast Update: May 20th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

WebberRed Bull’s Mark Webber was the fastest man on track in the first free practice ahead of Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona.

The Australian clocked a best time of (1:25.142, 27 laps), beating by 1.007 seconds team-mate and championship leader Sebastian Vettel (1:26.149, 20 laps) and by 1.237 Mercedes GP’s Nico Rosberg (1:26.379, 29 laps).

Fourth fastest time for local hero Fernando Alonso (1:26.480), fifth for Sauber’s Sergio Perez (1:26.954), sixth for McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton (1:26.988), seventh for Mercedes GP’s Michael Schumacher (1:27.016) and eighth for Lotus Renault’s Nick Heidfeld (1:27.132).

Ninth fastest time overall for McLaren’s Jenson Button ahead of William’s Rubens Barrichello, Lotus Renault’s Vitaly Petrov, Toro Rosso‚Äôs Daniel Ricciardo, William’s Pastor Maldonado, Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg and Adrian Sutil.

2011 Spanish Grand Prix, First free Practice results:

Pos. No Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:25.142 27
2 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:26.149 1.007 20
3 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:26.379 1.237 29
4 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:26.480 1.338 27
5 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:26.738 1.596 26
6 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.988 1.846 19
7 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:27.016 1.874 32
8 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1:27.132 1.990 21
9 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:27.138 1.996 22
10 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:27.212 2.070 20
11 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:27.241 2.099 22
12 18 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:27.471 2.329 23
13 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:28.005 2.863 11
14 15 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:28.027 2.885 26
15 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:28.163 3.021 22
16 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:28.654 3.512 28
17 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:28.819 3.677 23
18 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:28.995 3.853 9
19 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:29.231 4.089 21
20 25 Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:30.896 5.754 18
21 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:31.235 6.093 24
22 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1:31.268 6.126 23
23 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:31.418 6.276 12
24 22 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:32.106 6.964 25

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