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02/26/10
f1
Four drivers beat Webber's Thursday best before lunch UPDATE Hulkenberg has now taken top spot.

Pos Driver team Time Behind

1

Hulkenberg Williams 1m20.614s +0.000
2 Alonso Ferrari 1m20.637s +0.023
3 De la Rosa Sauber 1m20.973s +0.359
4 Liuzzi Force India 1m21.056s +0.442
5 Vettel Red Bull 1m21.455s +0.841
6 Alguersuari Toro Rosso 1m21.571s +0.957
7 Schumacher Mercedes 1m21.689s +1.075
8 Hamilton McLaren 1m22.152s +1.538
9 Kubica Renault 1m24.912s +4.298
10 Trulli Lotus 1m25.524s +4.910
11 Glock Virgin 1m25.942s +5.328



02/26/10
Fernando Alonso
(GMM) No fewer than four runners at Barcelona on Friday morning put Mark Webber's impressive Thursday pace firmly in the past.

Led by Fernando Alonso, who was eight tenths quicker than the Australian driver's qualifying simulation of 24 hours ago, Sauber's Pedro de la Rosa was also significantly faster than the Red Bull had been on Thursday.

The all Spanish one-two delighted the partisan crowd, whose numbers surpassed Thursday's 15,000 after morning traffic jams set the scene for the day.

Before day two in dry Spain broke for lunch, Tonio Liuzzi (Force India) and Webber's teammate Sebastian Vettel had also lapped beneath Webber's Thursday time of 1.21.487.

In the Mercedes W01, Michael Schumacher - trying a new unpainted Schuberth helmet prototype - had not managed to beat Webber's time by lunch, but his teammate Nico Rosberg said he was not worried.

"We can match the (Webber) time and probably even go faster -- that's why it is nothing to get nervous about," the German told F1's official website.

It should be noted that drivers were reporting the track surface in much better condition on Friday morning.

"The track wasn't great," Alonso said on Thursday, while Liuzzi said the track had been "really green".

Unofficial Times
1. F. Alonso Ferrari F10 1:20.637 60 laps
2. P. de la Rosa Sauber C29 1:20.973 +0.336 46 laps
3. V. Liuzzi Force India VJM-03 1:21.056 +0.419 23 laps
4. S. Vettel Red Bull Racing RB6 1:21.258 +0.621 55 laps
5. J. Alguersuari Toro Rosso STR5 1:21.571 +0.934 24 laps
6. M. Schumacher Mercedes GP W01 1:21.689 +1.052 45 laps
7. L. Hamilton McLaren MP4-25 1:22.696 +2.059 21 laps
8. N. Hulkenberg Williams FW32 1:23.513 +2.876 80 laps
9. R. Kubica Renault R30 1:24.912 +4.275 23 laps
10. T. Glock Virgin Racing VR-01 1:26.622 +5.985 16 laps
11. J. Trulli Lotus F1 T127 1:26.677 +6.040 37 laps

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