Webber leads damp Singapore practice

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Championship leader Mark Webber was fastest in first practice at Singapore.

The session started on a wet track and the championship contenders avoided the first hour of running as the track dried out, waiting until the later stages to set their first flying laps.

But despite the treacherous conditions all of the 24 drivers kept their cars out of the walls.

There were a few off-track moments for some drivers, including Timo Glock and Kamui Kobayashi. But even F1 debutant Jerome d’Ambrosio stayed out of trouble in his Virgin.

Webber snatched the fastest time with his last lap of the session, demoting Michael Schumacher from the top spot. The Mercedes driver logged 24 laps in his first session at Singapore.

Adrian Sutil moved up to third late in the session ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Jaime Alguersuari.

Felipe Massa was the only driver from the top three teams to go out early in the session when the track was at its wettest. His best time of 1’57.760 was set on intermediates while most other drivers used slicks for their final runs once the track had become dry enough.

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

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