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DATE News (chronologically)
07/10/09
f1
German GP: Webber tops opening practice
Mark Webber
(GMM)  Mark Webber drew first blood on Friday by going quickest in morning practice at the cold Nurburgring, as his Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel struggled.

Vettel, the dominant winner at Silverstone three weeks ago, was sidelined for much of the session when a minor electrical problem meant he had to abandon the RB5 at the side of the German venue.

When the German, wearing a modified helmet livery for this race, and the Red Bull were returned to the garage, a quick fix had him briefly back out on track but not yet on the pace at a home circuit he is nonetheless still to master in a formula one car.

Another local driver, Adrian Sutil, pulled out of the session in exactly the same place, on the exit of turn 1, with a loss of hydraulic pressure.

Four tenths behind Webber's best time of the session was the championship leading Brawn driven by Jenson Button.  "Hopefully we can give Brawn a good run for their money this weekend," team boss Christian Horner told the BBC.

Ferrari's Felipe Massa was third fastest at the end of the 90-minute session, ahead of Jarno Trulli's Toyota.

Results

Pos

Driver Team Time Behind Laps
1. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:33.082 +0.000 19
2. Button Brawn-Mercedes 1:33.463 +0.381 18
3. Massa Ferrari 1:33.745 +0.663 21
4. Trulli Toyota 1:33.795 +0.713 23
5. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 1:33.839 +0.757 26
6. Raikkonen Ferrari 1:33.840 +0.758 23
7. Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:33.902 +0.820 26
8. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:33.909 +0.827 13
9. Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:33.952 +0.870 25
10. Alonso Renault 1:34.148 +1.066 16
11. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber 1:34.221 +1.139 25
12. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 1:34.227 +1.145 17
13. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.483 +1.401 14
14. Kubica BMW-Sauber 1:34.694 +1.612 23
15. Piquet Renault 1:34.738 +1.656 24
16. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:34.827 +1.745 27
17. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:34.878 +1.796 28
18. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.893 +1.811 26
19. Glock Toyota 1:34.911 +1.829 23

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