Barrichello tops FP1 at Valencia

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Europe, Valencia Street Circuiteu

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.


1R. BarrichelloBrawn GP1:42.46019
2H. KovalainenMcLaren1:42.63616
3L. HamiltonMcLaren1:42.65418
4J. ButtonBrawn GP1:43.07419
5S. VettelRed Bull Racing1:43.08817
6A. SutilForce India F11:43.20913
7K. NakajimaWilliams1:43.22525
8M. WebberRed Bull Racing1:43.24319
9F. AlonsoRenault1:43.34518
10K. RäikkönenFerrari1:43.38423
11S. BuemiScuderia Toro Rosso1:43.38930
12R. KubicaBMW1:43.41920
13J. AlguersuariScuderia Toro Rosso1:43.63730
14N. RosbergWilliams1:43.74622
15N. HeidfeldBMW1:44.04023
16G. FisichellaForce India F11:44.12617
17R. GrosjeanRenault1:44.35623
18J. TrulliToyota1:44.63826
19T. GlockToyota1:44.73228
20L. BadoerFerrari1:45.84025