Mark Webber, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2011

Webber edges Button in first practice session

2011 Brazilian GP first practicePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2011
Mark Webber, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2011

Mark Webber headed the first practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The Red Bull pilot was just 14 thousandths of a second quicker than Jenson Button.

The McLaren and Red Bull cars swapped fastest times during the session. Lewis Hamilton was third quickest ahead of Sebastian Vettel, the world champion wearing a new helmet-mounted camera during the session.

The two Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso were next. Alonso’s session came to an end when his engine failed five minutes before the chequered flag came out.

Romain Grosjean, driving Vitaly Petrov’s car, also came to a stop before the end of the session with a technical problem on the Renault.

Several other teams ran one-off drivers during the session. Nico Hulkenberg was eighth-quickest for Force India behind Michael Schumacher.

Jean-Eric Vergne was 18th for Toro Rosso, Luiz Razia 20th for Lotus and Jan Charouz last in the HRT.

Kamui Kobayashi had a minor spin during the session but didn’t hit anything and ended up 15th-fastest.

Pos. Car Driver Car Best lap Gap
1 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’13.811 26
2 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’13.825 0.014 25
3 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’13.961 0.150 20
4 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’14.025 0.214 28
5 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’14.507 0.696 34
6 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’14.541 0.730 26
7 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’15.162 1.351 28
8 14 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’15.178 1.367 28
9 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’15.241 1.430 31
10 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’15.321 1.510 28
11 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’15.468 1.657 29
12 10 Romain Grosjean Renault 1’15.547 1.736 18
13 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’15.663 1.852 27
14 9 Bruno Senna Renault 1’15.732 1.921 32
15 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’15.747 1.936 31
16 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1’15.836 2.025 27
17 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’15.979 2.168 35
18 18 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’16.052 2.241 33
19 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1’16.514 2.703 33
20 21 Luiz Razia Lotus-Renault 1’17.595 3.784 31
21 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’18.140 4.329 29
22 25 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1’18.653 4.842 29
23 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1’18.952 5.141 33
24 23 Jan Charouz HRT-Cosworth 1’19.577 5.766 37

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