Hamilton tops first practice at Turkey

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Turkey, Istanbul Parktr

It has almost become a habit for Lewis Hamilton, but he has once again topped the timesheets in the first free practice for the Turkish Grand Prix. His teammate Jenson Button was second fastest, ahead of the Mercedes cars.

Red Bull has a rather calm Friday morning. Earlier practices show the team is not looking for quick times on Friday, hence not displaying their true pace.

At HRT Sakon Yamamoto was behind the wheel in favour of Christian Klien. The team again suffered several technical problems on its cars, but nothing serious enough to keep the cars in the pitlane for a long time.


1L. HamiltonMcLaren1:28.65320
2J. ButtonMcLaren1:29.61520
3M. SchumacherMercedes Grand Prix1:29.75024
4N. RosbergMercedes Grand Prix1:29.85524
5S. VettelRed Bull Racing1:29.86730
6R. KubicaRenault1:30.06123
7V. PetrovRenault1:30.06524
8M. WebberRed Bull Racing1:30.09726
9F. AlonsoFerrari1:30.29420
10A. SutilForce India F11:30.50117
11K. KobayashiSauber1:30.61520
12V. LiuzziForce India F11:30.85321
13F. MassaFerrari1:30.86722
14S. BuemiScuderia Toro Rosso1:31.01124
15P. de la RosaSauber1:31.23818
16N. HülkenbergWilliams1:31.35523
17R. BarrichelloWilliams1:31.46419
18J. AlguersuariScuderia Toro Rosso1:31.73527
19H. KovalainenLotus F11:32.16124
20J. TrulliLotus F11:32.99023
21K. ChandhokHRT F1 Team1:34.87613
22L. Di GrassiVirgin Racing1:35.13721
23T. GlockVirgin Racing1:35.58315
24S. YamamotoHRT F1 Team1:36.13726