Kovalainen fastest in first free practice

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Heikki Kovalainen has put himself on top of the timesheet in the first free practice in the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend. A last minute attempt put him ahead of Nico Rosberg in the fastest Williams and the second McLaren of Lewis Hamilton.

Newcomer Jaime Alguersuari meanwhile had an interesting debut as he posted a best time just 0.2 seconds slower than his teammate Buemi. Although that didn't get him further than 20th position, it is still a remarkable achievement for someone with such little F1 car experience and without knowing the track from an F1 cockpit.


1H. KovalainenMcLaren1:22.27821
2N. RosbergWilliams1:22.33727
3L. HamiltonMcLaren1:22.55420
4M. WebberRed Bull Racing1:22.61521
5K. NakajimaWilliams1:22.61925
6J. TrulliToyota1:22.70517
7K. RäikkönenFerrari1:22.79623
8F. MassaFerrari1:22.85525
9F. AlonsoRenault1:23.00128
10J. ButtonBrawn GP1:23.13025
11R. KubicaBMW1:23.14624
12N. HeidfeldBMW1:23.15423
13R. BarrichelloBrawn GP1:23.20924
14T. GlockToyota1:23.23430
15S. VettelRed Bull Racing1:23.28325
16G. FisichellaForce India F11:23.48420
17N. Piquet jr.Renault1:23.67822
18A. SutilForce India F11:23.84518
19S. BuemiScuderia Toro Rosso1:23.99837
20J. AlguersuariScuderia Toro Rosso1:24.22842