Vettel on Webber’s pace (FP1 analysis)

Mark Webber may have set the fastest lap in first practice in Singapore but team mate Sebastian Vettel set the three fastest sectors during the session.

The wet track gave few clues as to who is quicker this weekend but the Red Bull duo’s appearance at the top of the time sheets came as no surprise.

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With the track wet for much of the session there’s not much to be read into the lap times from first practice.

Car Driver Car Best lap Gap Lap At time Laps
1 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’54.589 9 89 10
2 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’54.708 0.119 23 90 24
3 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’54.827 0.238 14 92 15
4 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’55.137 0.548 9 93 12
5 17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’55.160 0.571 18 92 20
6 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’55.333 0.744 10 93 12
7 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’55.510 0.921 14 92 15
8 16 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’55.523 0.934 14 93 15
9 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1’55.672 1.083 10 77 11
10 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’55.914 1.325 19 93 20
11 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’56.090 1.501 11 90 12
12 23 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’56.339 1.750 21 93 22
13 22 Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Ferrari 1’56.458 1.869 17 93 18
14 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’56.598 2.009 7 93 8
15 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’56.603 2.014 11 92 12
16 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’56.615 2.026 16 93 17
17 10 Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’56.840 2.251 12 91 14
18 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’56.884 2.295 8 76 9
19 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’57.760 3.171 17 92 22
20 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’59.034 4.445 16 92 19
21 25 Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1’59.275 4.686 15 93 16
22 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1’59.783 5.194 22 92 23
23 20 Christian Klien HRT-Cosworth 2’03.424 8.835 16 93 17
24 18 Fairuz Fauzy Lotus-Cosworth 2’05.694 11.105 10 93 11

Ultimate laps

An ultimate lap is a drivers’ best three sector times added together:

Car Driver Car Ultimate lap Gap Deficit to best
1 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’54.377 0.760
2 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’54.528 0.151 0.180
3 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’54.589 0.212 0.000
4 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’54.733 0.356 0.094
5 17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’54.895 0.518 0.265
6 23 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’55.196 0.819 1.143
7 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’55.264 0.887 0.246
8 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’55.333 0.956 0.000
9 16 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’55.523 1.146 0.000
10 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1’55.672 1.295 0.000
11 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’55.766 1.389 0.148
12 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’55.911 1.534 0.704
13 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’56.090 1.713 0.000
14 22 Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Ferrari 1’56.458 2.081 0.000
15 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’56.536 2.159 0.348
16 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’56.557 2.180 0.041
17 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’56.603 2.226 0.000
18 10 Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’56.696 2.319 0.144
19 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’57.063 2.686 0.697
20 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’58.369 3.992 0.665
21 25 Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1’59.275 4.898 0.000
22 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1’59.712 5.335 0.071
23 20 Christian Klien HRT-Cosworth 2’02.767 8.390 0.657
24 18 Fairuz Fauzy Lotus-Cosworth 2’05.694 11.317 0.000

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8 comments on Vettel on Webber’s pace (FP1 analysis)

  1. The same color for Vet and Web on the interacvtive chart is a bad idea.

    • Common, it’s not the same colour dude… the same applies to all teammates! You actually see the time when you scroll over the coloured dots. I’m very grateful that Keith provides such great statistics!

  2. Looks like Nick Heidfeld needed not much time to get into a groove here! He did say he likes the track, so that might have helped.
    On the other hand comparing the fastest laps he is pretty quick and consistent, but Kobayashi set a lot faster sector times on a track he doesn’t know albeit not in the same lap.

  3. US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 24th September 2010, 17:46

    Usually Vettel’s pretty good at stringing his best sector times together in an actual ultimate lap. Maybe the changing conditions tripped him up.

  4. Keith there is a problem with your chart in Google Chrome for OS X. My flash is fine and I just updated it, but it looks like this:

    http://imgur.com/ClHo1.png

    anybody else seeing this problem? They have worked find in the past.

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