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Japanese Grand Prix Friday Practice

by F1Fan on October 9, 2010

If Friday practice for the Japanese Grand Prix is anything to go by the Red Bull Racing cars of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber will be the ones to beat if you want to end up on Pole Position.

Both Red Bulls ended up over half a second clear of the rest of the field ahead of Robert Kubica in the Renault F1 and the Ferrari’s of Alonso and Massa.

Japanese GP Second Practice Session Times

PositionTeamDriverBest LapTime
# of Laps
1Red Bull RacingSebastian Vettel1:31.465-32
2Red Bull RacingMark Webber1:31.860+0.39529
3Renault F1Robert Kubica1:32.200+0.73532
4FerrariFernando Alonso1:32.362+0.89734
5FerrariFelipe Massa1:32.519+1.05435
6McLarenJenson Button1:32.533+1.06828
7Renault F1Vitaly Petrov1:32.703+1.23832
8Mercedes GPMichael Schumacher1:32.831+1.36627
9Force IndiaAdrian Sutil1:32.842+1.37726
10Williams F1Nico Hulkenberg1.32.851+1.38626
11Mercedes GPNico Rosberg1:32.880+1.42526
12BMW Sauber F1Kamui Kobayashi1:33.471+2.00631
13McLarenLewis Hamilton1:33.481+2.0168
14Williams F1Rubens Barrichello1:33.564+2.09916
15BMW Sauber F1Nick Heidfeld1:33.697+2.23233
16Toro RossoSebastien Buemi1:34.005+2.54032
17Toro RossoJamie Alguersuari1:34.055+2.59037
18Force IndiaVitantonio Liuzzi1:34.310+2.84533
19Lotus RacingHeikki Kovalainen1:36.095+4.63037
20Lotus RacingJarno Trulli1:36.333+4.86833
21Virgin RacingLucas Di Grassi1:36.630+5.16528
22Virgin RacingTimo Glock1:36.834+5.36928
23HRT F1 TeamBruno Senna1:37.352+5.88733
24HRT F1 TeamSakon Yamamoto1:37.831+6.36634
Friday Practice, October 8, 2010. Suzuka Circuit

McLaren have a major upgrade on their cars for the Japanese Grand Prix, but still seem to be off the pace with Jenson Button finishing best of the McLaren drivers 6th fastest and teamate Lewis Hamilton languishing down in 13th managing to complete on 8 laps after crashing heavily in the morning Practice session.

Could this be another Singapore where during Sebastian Vettel was clearly the fastest car on track only to be beaten in Qualifying by the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso.

Tomorrow will tell.

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