Practice One: Alonso tops the Bulls, huge off for Buemi

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ABOVE: Alonso topped the first session in Germany but the big story was Sebastien Buemi's spectactular off.

 

Fernando Alonso started Germany the way he finished off Britain as he topped the first Free Practice Session on Friday. The Red Bulls were looking strong as Webber finished about a half a second behind the Ferrari driver in second. For once on Friday, Vettel actually did good as he finished third behind his teammate.

 

fripic18.jpgSebastien Buemi had the off of the day. He lost control at Turn 5 and his Toro Rosso was launched into the air and into the gravel trap. After a pretty long and bumpy rollercoaster, the car finally came to a halt. With Buemi unharmed.

 

RIGHT: Buemi entered the gravel trap and almost got the whole car off the ground. Fortunately, the Swiss driver was unhurt.

 

The crash had happened at the end of the session so Sebastien had gotten a clean 20 laps in.

 

The top three was the same as Great Britian, but the Red Bull Racing drivers were in a different order. Here is a look at the results for the First Practice.

 

 

 

Place 
No Driver Team
Best Time  Gap   
Laps
1 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:31.894 30
2 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:32.217 0.323 24
3 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:32.268 0.374 27
4 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:32.681 0.787 23
5 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.996 1.102 18
6 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:33.628 1.734 22
7 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:33.787 1.893 33
8 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:33.832 1.938 27
9 15 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:33.858 1.964 26
10 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:33.863 1.969 31
11 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:34.094 2.200 22
12 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:35.115 3.221 23
13 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:35.371 3.477 20
14 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:35.389 3.495 24
15 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1:35.444 3.550 22
16 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.371 4.477 22
17 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:36.392 4.498 29
18 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:36.842 4.948 29
19 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.882 4.988 27
20 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:38.504 6.610 22
21 21 Karun Chandhok Lotus-Renault 1:38.765 6.871 19
22 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1:39.279 7.385 24
23 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:40.109 8.215 23
24 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:40.428 8.534 22

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