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Turkish Grand Prix Practice – Button Leads Webber

by F1Fan on May 28, 2010

McLaren show early pace during the first practice sessions for the Turkish Grand Prix.

While friday practice is more about car set up and tire testing to set strategy for the race, McLaren set fastest times during both sessions. During the morning session Button and Hamilton dominated the time charts but in the second session Red Bull started to show their pace and ended the day with Jenson Button narrowly setting fastest lap ahead of Mark Webber.

The first day of practice at the Turkish Grand Prix

Turkish GP Second Practice Session Times

PositionTeamDriverBest LapTime
# of Laps
1McLarenJenson Button1:28.280-30
2Red Bull RacingMark Webber1:28.378+0.09824
3Red Bull RacingSebastian Vettel1:28.590+0.31027
4McLarenLewis Hamilton1:28.672+0.39232
5FerrariFernando Alonso1:28.725+0.44530
6Mercedes GPNico Rosberg1:28.914+0.63422
7Mercedes GPMichael Schumacher1:28.974+0.69422
8Renault F1Robert Kubica1:29.225+0.94534
9Renault F1Vitaly Petrov1:29.501+1.22136
10FerrariFelipe Massa1:29.620+1.34026
11Force IndiaAdrian Sutil1:29.629+1.34916
12Williams F1Nico Hulkenberg1:29.987+1.70717
13BMW Sauber F1Kamui Kobayashi1:30.053+1.77334
14BMW Sauber F1Pedro De La Rosa1.30.176+1.89634
15Toro RossoSebastien Buemi1:30.386+2.10632
16Force IndiaTonio Liuzzi1:30.627+2.34728
17Williams F1Rubens Barrichello1:30.766+2.48632
18Toro RossoJaime Alguersuari1:30.993+2.65337
19Lotus RacingHeikki Kovalainen1:31.610+3.33037
20Virgin RacingLucas Di Grassi1:33.013+4.73328
21Lotus RacingJarno Trulli1:33.081+4.80111
22Virgin RacingTimo Glock1:33.312+5.03229
23HRT F1 RacingBruno Senna1:33.420+5.14035
24HRT F1 RacingKarun Chandhok1:33.740+5.46025
Thursday Practice, May 27, 2010

For the first time this season Red Bull are using their version of the “F-Duct” and also have new front and rear wings on the car, apparently hoping for an increase in performance of 0.3 seconds per lap. If they can achieve that then the other teams are going to have a tough job to beat them.

Qualifying tomorrow will be the real test, can Red Bull make it 7 pole positions in a row?

Your guess is as good as mine but based upon their performance so far this season the odds must be in Red Bulls favor.

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