German Grand Prix first practice
Hungarian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton was the fastest driver around Hungaroring in the first practice session this morning.
But Mark Webber’s session came to an end after he crashed at turn nine. The Red Bull driver lost control of his car at turn nine and hit the barrier hard, taking the front wing off his car.
Webber was the only driver to crash but several drivers had lock-ups or ran wide as the track was damp and slippery as the session began.
Webber’s team mate Sebastian Vettel was fastest earlier in the session, edging Fernando Alonso for the fastest time.
But Hamilton returned to the track to lower the fastest time by two-tenths of a second. He was on course to improve further with three minutes to go but was held up by Jaime Alguersuari in the final sector.
Alonso had a problem early in the session when he returned to the pits with a small fire at the rear of his car. But it didn’t stop him from participating in the rest of the session.
Jenson Button was fifth-fastest ahead of Felipe Massa, followed by the two Mercedes drivers.
Sergio Perez and Vitaly Petov completed the top ten. Petrov was joined at Renault by Bruno Senna for this session, Senna lapping eight-tenths of a second slower than his team mate.
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