Red Bull dominate Hungary first practice

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The Red Bull drivers were emphatically quickest in first practice at the Hungaroring.

Sebastian Vettel led Mark Webber as the pair ended the session a second quicker than their rivals.

Renault’s Robert Kubica was the best of the rest.

After the session began Felipe Massa was the first driver to set a time, slowly lapping the circuit where his season came to an abrupt end last year.

Ferrari seemed not to show their hand during the hour-and-a-half’s running, Fernando Alonso ending the session seventh fastest as he tried a new blown rear wing on the F10.

Another team focussing on new aerodynamic developments were Williams, who ran an array of wind speed sensors on Nico H???lkenberg’s FW32.

Force India ran their new exhaust-blown diffuser on Adrian Sutil’s car, while reserve driver Paul di Resta drove the car in its previous configuration for a back-to-back comparison.

McLaren, too, did not appear to be chasing fastest times. Jenson Button was fourth fastest while Lewis Hamilton, unhappy with the balance of the car and losing time with a technical glitch, was 18th.

The dusty track prompted a few spins and moments, the most significant being a half-spin for Vitaly Petrov at the exit of the final corner which left him broadside across the track on the grid hatchings. He was able to get back to the pits.

Pos. Car Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’20.976 29
2 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’21.106 0.130 27
3 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1’22.072 1.096 21
4 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’22.444 1.468 17
5 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’22.601 1.625 25
6 22 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1’22.764 1.788 24
7 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’22.772 1.796 25
8 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’22.777 1.801 25
9 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’22.792 1.816 26
10 10 Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’22.966 1.990 25
11 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’23.003 2.027 19
12 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’23.007 2.031 26
13 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’23.249 2.273 24
14 23 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’23.327 2.351 23
15 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’23.520 2.544 19
16 16 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’23.780 2.804 22
17 17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’23.868 2.892 28
18 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’24.075 3.099 15
19 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1’25.032 4.056 22
20 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’25.210 4.234 23
21 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’25.990 5.014 21
22 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1’26.868 5.892 17
23 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1’26.990 6.014 34
24 20 Sakon Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1’28.157 7.181 24

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