Mark Webber, Red Bull, Barcelona, 2011

Webber stays on top in second practice

2011 Spanish GP second practicePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Barcelona, 2011
Mark Webber, Red Bull, Barcelona, 2011

Mark Webber maintained his place at the top of the times sheets in the second practice session at the Circuit de Catalunya.

He ended the session just four hundredths of a second quicker than Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren.

Sebastian Vettel set a rapid 1’22.826 on soft tyres and came close to beating it on his next lap.

But Webber went over a third of a second faster when he came out of the pits a few minutes later.

Hamilton came very close to beating his time in the upgraded McLaren but fell short after matching the Red Bull through the first two sectors.

The other McLaren of Jenson Button was fourth.

Fernando Alonso took fifth with a 1’23.568 despite being held up by Nick Heidfeld’s Renault during his lap.

Team mate Felipe Massa had a trip into the gravel at turn five during the session and ended up eighth behind the Mercedes.

Narain Karthikeyan also went off but was able to get back on the track.

He frustrated Hamilton later in the session, holding him up at turn five. It was one of several instances of drivers being held up during a busy 90 minutes’ running.

Pos. Car Driver Car Best lap Gap
1 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’22.470 35
2 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’22.509 0.039 27
3 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’22.826 0.356 37
4 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’23.188 0.718 32
5 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’23.568 1.098 34
6 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’23.586 1.116 35
7 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’23.981 1.511 30
8 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’24.278 1.808 30
9 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’24.290 1.820 33
10 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1’24.366 1.896 31
11 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’24.483 2.013 38
12 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’24.786 2.316 43
13 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’25.296 2.826 33
14 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’25.303 2.833 38
15 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’25.457 2.987 34
16 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1’25.603 3.133 43
17 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’26.073 3.603 32
18 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1’26.417 3.947 37
19 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’27.123 4.653 20
20 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1’27.189 4.719 34
21 25 Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1’28.036 5.566 36
22 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’28.062 5.592 28
23 22 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1’29.469 6.999 28
24 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1’29.476 7.006 31

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