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06/05/09
f1
Turkey GP: Low-fuel Rosberg tops practice 1
Nico Rosberg
Williams F1
Initial free practice at Istanbul Park had to be red-flagged briefly on Friday morning when some of the artificial carpet-like turf came loose on the exit of turn one.

The action resumed after marshals pulled up the offending 'grass', and by the end of the 90 minute session, Williams' Nico Rosberg emerged with yet another practice scalp.

"Yeah, well, it doesn't count because we just run less fuel than everybody else," the German had explained earlier in Turkey.

Lewis Hamilton trailed the 23-year-old's pace by three tenths of a second, while Jarno Trulli showed that Toyota may have recovered from its Monaco slump by setting the third best time.

Consecutive three-time Turkey GP winner Felipe Massa was fifth, while the fastest Brawn was the one driven by Rubens Barrichello in ninth.  The BMWs were 16th and 17th.

Results

POS

DRIVER NATIONALITY TEAM TIME
1. Nico Rosberg Germany Williams-Toyota 1:28.952
2. Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1:29.263
3. Jarno Trulli Italy Toyota 1:29.271
4. Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull-Renault 1:29.337
5. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari 1:29.342
6. Kazuki Nakajima Japan Williams-Toyota 1:29.371
7. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari 1:29.398
8. Fernando Alonso Spain Renault 1:29.422
9. Rubens Barrichello Brazil Brawn-Mercedes 1:29.525
10. Heikki Kovalainen Finland McLaren-Mercedes 1:29.590
11. Jenson Button Britain Brawn-Mercedes 1:29.747
12. Adrian Sutil Germany Force India-Mercedes 1:29.864
13. Timo Glock Germany Toyota 1:29.934
14. Nelson Piquet Brazil Renault 1:30.132
15. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault 1:30.176
16. Robert Kubica Poland BMW Sauber 1:30.645
17. Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 1:30.689
18. Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Force India-Mercedes 1:30.729
19. Sebastien Bourdais France Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:30.838
20. Sebastien Buemi Switzerland Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:30.944

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