Webber easily tops first practice

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Europe, Valencia Street Circuites

Mark Webber topped today's first practice for the European GP at Valencia. He went 0.8 seconds quicker around the 25-corner track than Vitaly Petrov. Fernando Alonso came third, ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the first McLaren.

Karun Chandhok meanwhile, in action for Team Lotus was unable to set a time as he managed to just lap the circuit twice as he lost second gear on his car.

Pirelli meanwhile chose to change their plans to bring the medium tyre to this circuit, and instead provided the red super soft and the yellow soft tyre.

Sebastian Vettel, who went out first on track, ended up in 16th place after completing 21 laps, one lap less than team mate Mark Webber.


1.Mark WebberRed Bull01:40.40322
2.Vitaly PetrovRenault01:41.22720
3.Fernando AlonsoFerrari01:41.23922
4.Lewis HamiltonMcLaren01:41.51023
5.Nick HeidfeldRenault01:41.58024
6.Felipe MassaFerrari01:41.75823
7.Jenson ButtonMcLaren01:41.92614
8.Adrian SutilForce India F101:41.95520
9.Nico RosbergMercedes Grand Prix01:42.04322
10.Jaime AlguersuariScuderia Toro Rosso01:42.21629
11.Michael SchumacherMercedes Grand Prix01:42.27026
12.Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso01:42.41227
13.Rubens BarrichelloWilliams01:42.70423
14.Sergio PerezSauber01:42.73820
15.Pastor MaldonadoWilliams01:42.84128
16.Sebastian VettelRed Bull01:42.94121
17.Kamui KobayashiSauber01:43.20118
18.Nico HulkenbergForce India F101:43.7697
19.Heikki KovalainenLotus F101:44.13617
20.Jerome d` AmbrosioVirgin Racing01:45.02617
21.Timo GlockVirgin Racing01:45.22119
22.Vitantonio LiuzziHrt F1 Team01:45.49424
23.Narain KarthikeyanHrt F1 Team01:46.92627
24.Karun ChandhokLotus F1no time2