Webber fastest at home in final practice

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber was fastest at Melbourne ahead of qualifying
Mark Webber was fastest at Melbourne ahead of qualifying

Mark Webber set the fastest time in final practice in front of his home crowd ahead of qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver was two tenths of a second quicker than round one winner Fernando Alonso around the Melbourne circuit.

The track was busy more or less throughout the final sector and several drivers complained that getting a clear lap in was difficult. Expect more of the same during qualifying.

Sebastien Buemi was among those held up, almost running into the back of Pedro de la Rosa’s Sauber at turn 15.

Both HRTs hit trouble during the session with first Bruno Senna then Karun Chandhok stopping.

Michael Schumacher continued to demonstrate his improved form with the third fastest time ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg. The McLaren duo were sixth and seventh.

Position Car number Driver Car Best lap Laps
1 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’24.719 16
2 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’24.929 0.21 19
3 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’24.963 0.244 17
4 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’25.122 0.403 19
5 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’25.366 0.647 16
6 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’25.399 0.68 20
7 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’25.505 0.786 14
8 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’25.525 0.806 18
9 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’25.549 0.83 20
10 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’25.782 1.063 19
11 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’25.852 1.133 17
12 16 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’26.104 1.385 21
13 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1’26.184 1.465 21
14 23 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’26.275 1.556 21
15 17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’26.368 1.649 17
16 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’26.661 1.942 19
17 10 Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’26.804 2.085 19
18 22 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1’26.818 2.099 18
19 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’29.539 4.82 19
20 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1’29.800 5.081 16
21 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1’30.800 6.081 18
22 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’31.114 6.395 12
23 20 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1’34.334 9.615 11
24 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1’36.649 11.93 8

Australian Grand Prix free practice summary

Pos Driver Car FP1 FP2 FP3 Total laps
1 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 88.683 86.248 84.719 60
2 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 87.747 89.025 84.929 60
3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 88.55 86.511 84.963 52
4 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 87.686 89.134 85.122 61
5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 87.126 86.956 85.366 56
6 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 87.482 86.076 85.399 58
7 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 87.793 85.801 85.505 49
8 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 86.834 85.525 40
9 Felipe Massa Ferrari 87.511 89.591 85.549 59
10 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 88.192 86.835 85.782 54
11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 89.712 86.904 85.852 60
12 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 88.014 86.832 86.104 71
13 Robert Kubica Renault 86.927 87.108 86.184 71
14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 91.588 87.455 86.275 49
15 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 88.572 90.51 86.368 81
16 Vitaly Petrov Renault 88.114 86.732 86.661 63
17 Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 90.249 87.545 86.804 70
18 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 89.465 87.108 86.818 56
19 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 88.537 25
20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 91.654 89.86 89.539 60
21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 91.652 90.695 89.8 46
22 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 92.831 90.8 45
23 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 94.925 92.117 91.114 29
24 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 93.401 96.649 32
25 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 94.251 94.334 31

2010 Australian Grand Prix