Vettel and Webber dominate Hungarian FP1

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber completely dominated Friday Practice 1 in Hungary today, beating all of their rivals by more than an entire second. Robert Kubica was third, but nowhere near the Red Bulls. Lewis Hamilton suffered several problems in this session.

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber completely dominated FP1 in Hungary today

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber completely dominated FP1 in Hungary today

Vettel’s fastest lap was a 1.20.976, which was 0.13 seconds faster than Webber. However, Kubica was an entire second slower, leading many to speculate about the Red Bulls running light on fuel. Jenson Button was 4th, but another 4 tenths off Kubica’s time. Rubens Barrichello did yet another good performance in the Williams to get 5th, while Pedro de la Rosa was impressive in 6th. Fernando Alonso was testing their new blown rear wing, and came 7th. Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher were 8th and 9th, followed by Nico Hulkenberg.

Adrian Sutil was half a second faster than team-mate Paul di Resta, and Felipe Massa was12th on his return to the Hungaroring. He was the first out on track, although he was lapping the track slowly at first. Vitaly Petrov was 13th, Kamui Kobayashi 14th, while Paul di Resta was 15th. Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari were 16th and 17th, while Lewis Hamilton struggled with the balance of the car, as well as suffering a technical glitch, and was 18th.

The two Lotus cars were miles faster than the Virgin or Hispania cars. Jarno Trulli was 19th, and an entire second faster than the fastest Virgin. Heikki Kovalainen was 20th, followed by Timo Glock, Lucas di Grassi and Bruno Senna. Sakon Yamamoto was last, 7 seconds slower than Vettel, and an entire second slower than his team-mate Senna.


Driver Car Best lap Gap # of Laps
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1′20.976 29
2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1′21.106 0.130 27
3 Robert Kubica Renault 1′22.072 1.096 21
4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1′22.444 1.468 17
5 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1′22.601 1.625 25
6 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1′22.764 1.788 24
7 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1′22.772 1.796 25
8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1′22.777 1.801 25
9 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1′22.792 1.816 26
10 Nico Hülkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1′22.966 1.990 25
11 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1′23.003 2.027 19
12 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1′23.007 2.031 26
13 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1′23.249 2.273 24
14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1′23.327 2.351 23
15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1′23.520 2.544 19
16 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1′23.780 2.804 22
17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1′23.868 2.892 28
18 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1′24.075 3.099 15
19 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1′25.032 4.056 22
20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1′25.210 4.234 23
21 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1′25.990 5.014 21
22 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1′26.868 5.892 17
23 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1′26.990 6.014 34
24 Sakon Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1′28.157 7.181 24
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