Vettel fastest at new Silverstone

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Silverstone, 2010

Sebastian Vettel headed the times at the end of the first practice session on the revised Silverstone circuit.

The Red Bull driver also signalled he had more time in hand, setting the fastest middle sector on his final lap.

Lewis Hamilton was second fastest ahead of Robert Kubica.

Hamilton was one of several drivers to have problems on the new sections of the track, twitching wide after running over a bump at Abbey. Several other drivers had similar difficulties including Michael Schumacher.

Jenson Button was the first driver to set a lap on the revised circuit, doing a 1’37.994.

Fairuz Fauzy and Paul di Resta appeared for Lotus and Force India for the first practice session of the day. Fauzy’s start to the session was delayed by an engine change and further problems later in the session limited him to 11 laps.

Sakon Yamamoto was slowest as he took over from Bruno Senna at HRT.

Pos. Car Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’32.280 22
2 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’32.614 0.334 16
3 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1’32.725 0.445 21
4 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’32.747 0.447 23
5 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’32.968 0.688 18
6 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’33.318 1.038 21
7 10 Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’33.377 1.097 19
8 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’33.519 1.239 20
9 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’33.955 1.675 18
10 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’34.016 1.736 17
11 16 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’34.132 1.852 21
12 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’34.365 2.085 22
13 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’34.490 2.210 20
14 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’34.580 2.300 22
15 23 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’34.710 2.430 16
16 22 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1’34.901 2.621 17
17 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’35.037 2.757 21
18 17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’35.318 3.038 27
19 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’36.747 4.467 16
20 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’37.330 5.050 11
21 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1’37.518 5.238 15
22 20 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1’38.735 6.455 21
23 18 Fairuz Fauzy Lotus-Cosworth 1’39.510 7.230 11
24 21 Sakon Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1’39.673 7.393 27

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