Rubens Barrichello has made it a good start for Brawn as he set the fastest lap of first free practice with his BGP001. The Brazilian finished ahead of the two McLarens and his teammate Jenson Button who is fourth.
Behind the first 4 is Sebastian Vettel in the first Red Bull, followed by a highly impressive Adrian Sutil. The German is running with a highly upgraded Force India F1 VJM02 and the team look forward to score regular point finishes for the remainder of the season.
7th fastest is Nakajima, ahead of Webber and home driver Fernando Alonso. His rookie teammate at Renault, Romain Grosjean, finished 17th, ahead of the Toyota's and Luca Badoer who is a full second slower than Jarno Trulli.
|1||R. Barrichello||Brawn GP||1:42.460||19|
|4||J. Button||Brawn GP||1:43.074||19|
|5||S. Vettel||Red Bull Racing||1:43.088||17|
|6||A. Sutil||Force India F1||1:43.209||13|
|8||M. Webber||Red Bull Racing||1:43.243||19|
|11||S. Buemi||Scuderia Toro Rosso||1:43.389||30|
|13||J. Alguersuari||Scuderia Toro Rosso||1:43.637||30|
|16||G. Fisichella||Force India F1||1:44.126||17|