Friday: Schumacher and Hamilton Reign in the Wet

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Image [1]: Schumacher topped a soaked first Friday Practice session by five one hundredths of a second.

 

It was pouring rain once again in Korea and all that did was add more excitement and drama to the second ever Korean Formula 1 Grand Prix. Michael Schumacher topped the first session in his Mercedes by only five hundredths of a second over newly crowned double, Sebastian Vettel. Paul di Resta could be the next "King of the Rain" because the rookie in the Force India was third in the session right ahead of his teammate, Adrian Sutil.

 

fripic31-2.jpgThe rain was hard for any driver though. Lots of drivers ran wide or spun off due to the challenging conditions. It was a repeat of the Korean Grand Prix last year!

 

Image [2]: Bruno Senna braked to late and ran very wide off the track in Practice 2.

 

Six drivers didn't even go out and set a time in Practice One because the conditions were too bad. These six were Massa, Alonso, Senna, Petrov, Kovalainen, and Button. They would all set a time in the next session but P1 was too wet.

 

 

Hamilton topped the second session on Friday with a time twelve seconds faster than Schumacher's time in the opening session. Some drivers were able to get a fast lap in when the weather began to clear up towards the end of the session. He finished a tenth up on his teammate and 1.8 seconds over third place Vettel.

 

Jaime Alguersuari was the best of the midfielders setting a time two seconds slower than Hamilton and enough to help him finish sixth in the session. Alguersuari didn't get a run in the first session because his seat was lended over to Jean-Eric Vergne.

 

Here are Friday's Results. P2 is on top, P1 is on the bottom.

 

Rank  No Driver Team Flying Lap 
Gap    
Laps
1 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:50.828 26
2 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:50.932 0.104 19
3 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:52.646 1.818 30
4 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:52.774 1.946 25
5 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:53.049 2.221 27
6 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:53.402 2.574 25
7 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:53.707 2.879 24
8 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:53.914 3.086 18
9 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:53.948 3.120 27
10 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:53.957 3.129 32
11 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:54.200 3.372 26
12 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:54.392 3.564 26
13 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:54.831 4.003 30
14 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:54.965 4.137 21
15 9 Bruno Senna Renault 1:55.187 4.359 28
16 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:55.203 4.375 24
17 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:55.544 4.716 23
18 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:56.067 5.239 22
19 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:56.669 5.841 20
20 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:57.173 6.345 19
21 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:58.269 7.441 25
22 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:59.458 8.630 26
23 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1:59.958 9.130 19
24 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 2:00.165 9.337 20
Rank  No Driver Team Flying Lap 
Gap
Laps
1 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 2:02.784 10
2 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 2:02.840 0.056 8
3 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 2:02.912 0.128 12
4 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 2:03.141 0.357 12
5 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 2:03.182 0.398 9
6 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 2:03.292 0.508 13
7 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 2:03.391 0.607 6
8 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 2:04.311 1.527 12
9 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 2:04.797 2.013 8
10 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 2:05.183 2.399 5
11 21 Karun Chandhok Lotus-Renault 2:06.350 3.566 11
12 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 2:06.852 4.068 11
13 19 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 2:07.541 4.757 9
14 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 2:08.218 5.434 5
15 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 2:08.832 6.048 14
16 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 2:09.232 6.448 14
17 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 2:12.658 9.874 7
18 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 2:14.508 11.724 
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NT 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari No time 1
NT 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari No time 5
NT 9 Bruno Senna Renault No time 1
NT 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault No time 1
NT 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault No time 1
NT 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes No time 1

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