Formula 1: Mark Webber Impresses in Malaysian Grand Prix 2011 Practice

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Red Bull’s Australian Formula 1 driver, Mark Webber, has impressed in both practice sessions ahead of the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix, recording the fastest lap in both sessions.

In the first practice round, Webber was fastest, recording a best time of 1:37.651, ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher, who were 1.66 and 2.14 seconds behind Webber’s blistering pace respectively.

In P2 on Friday, Webber again set the best lap, with a time of 1:36.876, ahead of the two McLaren men, Button and Hamilton, who were just ahead of Webber’s team-mate, the holding champ, Sebastian Vettel, who was fourth best.

The McLaren’s of British pair Button and Hamilton were close to Webber’s pace, however, as Button was just 5 thousandths of a second short of the Australian’s best lap, while Hamilton was only 0.134 seconds short of the pace, too, only 8 tenths of a second ahead of Vettel, indicating that qualifying for the Malaysian GP is sure to be exciting on Saturday.

Michael Schumacher, in the Mercedes, and the ever-reliable Filipe Massa in the Ferrari were notable performers in both practice sessions, showing that they are likely to feature highly in both qualifying and race, as fans of Formula 1 look to get a good idea of who is likely to shine in the 2011 season, after Vettel’s run-away success in Melbourne.

Malaysian Grand Prix 2011 – Practice Session 2 Results

P Nat Name No. Team Fast Lap
1 AUS Mark Webber 2 Red Bull-Renault 01:36.876
2 GBR Jenson Button 4 McLaren-Mercedes 01:36.881
3 GBR Lewis Hamilton 3 McLaren-Mercedes 01:37.010
4 GER Sebastian Vettel 1 Red Bull-Renault 01:37.090
5 GER Michael Schumacher 7 Mercedes GP 01:38.088
6 BRA Felipe Massa 6 Ferrari 01:38.089
7 GER Nico Rosberg 8 Mercedes GP 01:38.565
8 GER Nick Heidfeld 9 Renault 01:38.570
9 ESP Fernando Alonso 5 Ferrari 01:38.583
10 ESP Jaime Alguersuari 19 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 01:38.846
11 VEN Pastor Maldonado 12 Williams-Cosworth 01:38.968
12 BRA Rubens Barrichello 11 Williams-Cosworth 01:39.187
13 RUS Vitaly Petrov 10 Renault 01:39.267
14 JAP Kamui Kobayashi 16 Sauber 01:39.398
15 MEX Sergio Perez 17 Sauber 01:39.603
16 GBR Paul Di Resta 15 Force IND-Mercedes 01:39.625
17 GER Adrian Sutil 14 Force IND-Mercedes 01:39.809
18 SUI Sebastien Buemi 18 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 01:40.115
19 GER Timo Glock 24 Virgin-Cosworth 01:40.866
20 ITA Jarno Trulli 21 Lotus-Renault 01:41.890
21 IND Narain Karthikeyan 22 Hispania-Cosworth 01:43.197
22 ITA Vitantonio Liuzzi 23 Hispania-Cosworth 01:43.991
23 FIN Heikki Kovalainen 20 Lotus-Renault 01:44.886
24 BEL Jerome d’Ambrosio 25 Virgin-Cosworth

 

Malaysian Grand Prix 2011 – Practice Session 1 Results

P Nat Name No. Team Fast Lap
1 AUS Mark Webber 2 Red Bull-Renault 01:37.651
2 GBR Lewis Hamilton 3 McLaren-Mercedes 01:39.316
3 GER Michael Schumacher 7 Mercedes GP 01:39.791
4 GER Nico Hulkenberg 15 Force IND-Mercedes 01:40.377
5 VEN Pastor Maldonado 12 Williams-Cosworth 01:40.443
6 BRA Felipe Massa 6 Ferrari 01:40.453
7 GER Nick Heidfeld 9 Renault 01:40.525
8 BRA Rubens Barrichello 11 Williams-Cosworth 01:40.581
9 ESP Fernando Alonso 5 Ferrari 01:40.601
10 GER Nico Rosberg 8 Mercedes GP 01:40.646
11 GER Adrian Sutil 14 Force IND-Mercedes 01:40.734
12 AUS Daniel Ricciardo 18 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 01:40.748
13 ESP Jaime Alguersuari 19 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 01:40.770
14 JAP Kamui Kobayashi 16 Sauber 01:40.872
15 GBR Jenson Button 4 McLaren-Mercedes 01:40.927
16 ITA Jarno Trulli 21 Lotus-Renault 01:41.620
17 GER Sebastian Vettel 1 Red Bull-Renault 01:41.627
18 MEX Sergio Perez 17 Sauber 01:41.642
19 GER Timo Glock 24 Virgin-Cosworth 01:42.154
20 BEL Jerome d’Ambrosio 25 Virgin-Cosworth 01:42.540
21 ITA Davide Valsecchi 20 Lotus-Renault 01:44.054
22 ITA Vitantonio Liuzzi 23 Hispania-Cosworth 01:45.228
23 IND Narain Karthikeyan 22 Hispania-Cosworth 01:46.267
24 RUS Vitaly Petrov 10 Renault 01:47.932

 


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