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Formula 1: Red Bulls Impress in Japan Grand Prix 2010 Practice

Mark Webber (Aus) wins the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix 2010 in his Red Bull Racing machine
Mark Webber (Aus) wins the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix 2010 in his Red Bull Racing machine

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber are looking like the most likely winners of this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix after both drivers posted fastest times in the opening practice sessions at Suzuka.

In both the first and second practices, Red Bull hit the top two fastest times, while Robert Kubica brought his Renault into third fastest position on both occasions ahead of tomorrow’s final practice and qualifying sessions.

After damaging his car in the opening session, Lewis Hamilton only made it out with around six minutes of Practice 2 remaining, and posted a 13th best time of 1m 33.481s.

Champion Jenson Button was the fastest McLaren in the second session, finishing sixth fastest, behind the Ferarri machines of Alonso and Massa who clocked 1m 32.362s and 1m 32.519s respectively.

Japanese Grand Prix 2010 Practice Results

Practice One

PosCtryDriverNoTeamFst Lap
1GerSebastian Vettel5Red Bull-Renault1:32.585
2AusMark Webber6Red Bull-Renault1:32.633
3PolRobert Kubica11Renault1:33.129
4GerAdrian Sutil14Force India-Mercedes1:33.639
5GBRLewis Hamilton2McLaren-Mercedes1:33.643
6BraRubens Barrichello9Williams-Cosworth1:33.677
7GerNico Hulkenberg10Williams-Cosworth1:33.707
8GerMichael Schumacher3Mercedes GP1:33.739
9GerNick Heidfeld22BMW Sauber-Ferrari1:33.791
10GerNico Rosberg4Mercedes GP1:33.831
11BraFelipe Massa7Ferrari1:33.929
12GBRJenson Button1McLaren-Mercedes1:34.042
13ESPFernando Alonso8Ferrari1:34.169
14JapKamui Kobayashi23BMW Sauber-Ferrari1:34.271
15RusVitaly Petrov12Renault1:34.373
16ItaVitantonio Liuzzi15Force India-Mercedes1:34.379
17SuiSebastien Buemi16Toro Rosso-Ferrari1:34.991
18EspJaime Alguersuari17Toro Rosso-Ferrari1:35.684
19FinHeikki Kovalainen19Lotus-Cosworth1:36.949
20GerTimo Glock24Virgin-Cosworth1:37.329
21ItaJarno Trulli18Lotus-Cosworth1:37.388
22BelJerome d’Ambrosio25Virgin-Cosworth1:37.778
23BraBruno Senna21Hispania-Cosworth1:38.814
24JapSakon Yamamoto20Hispania-Cosworth1:39.443

Practice Two

PosCtryDriverNoTeamFst Lap
1GerSebastian Vettel5Red Bull-Renault1:31.465
2AusMark Webber6Red Bull-Renault1:31.860
3PolRobert Kubica11Renault1:32.200
4EspFernando Alonso8Ferrari1:32.362
5BraFelipe Massa7Ferrari1:32.519
6GBRJenson Button1McLaren-Mercedes1:32.533
7RusVitaly Petrov12Renault1:32.703
8GerMichael Schumacher3Mercedes GP1:32.831
9GerAdrian Sutil14Force India-Mercedes1:32.842
10GerNico Hulkenberg10Williams-Cosworth1:32.851
11GerNico Rosberg4Mercedes GP1:32.880
12JapKamui Kobayashi23BMW Sauber-Ferrari1:33.471
13GBRLewis Hamilton2McLaren-Mercedes1:33.481
14BraRubens Barrichello9Williams-Cosworth1:33.564
15GerNick Heidfeld22BMW Sauber-Ferrari1:33.697
16SuiSebastien Buemi16Toro Rosso-Ferrari1:34.005
17EspJaime Alguersuari17Toro Rosso-Ferrari1:34.055
18ItaVitantonio Liuzzi15Force India-Mercedes1:34.310
19FinHeikki Kovalainen19Lotus-Cosworth1:36.095
20ItaJarno Trulli18Lotus-Cosworth1:36.333
21BraLucas di Grassi25Virgin-Cosworth1:36.630
22GerTimo Glock24Virgin-Cosworth1:36.834
23BraBruno Senna21Hispania-Cosworth1:37.352
24JapSakon Yamamoto20Hispania-Cosworth1:37.831

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