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2011 Australian Grand Prix Friday Practice

by F1Fan on March 25, 2011

The 2011 Australian Grand Prix weekend kicked off today under cloudy sky’s and scattered showers at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne.

While the first practice session was dominated by the Red Bull Drivers with Mark Webber setting fastest lap. In the second session the McLArens of Button and Hamilton were the fastest cars on track the only cars to break the 1:26 barrier.

Australian GP Second Practice Session Times

PositionTeamDriverBest LapTime
# of Laps
1McLarenJenson Button1:25.854-32
2McLarenLewis Hamilton1:25.986+0.13231
3FerrraiFernando Alonso1:26.001+0.14728
4Red Bull RacingSebastian Vettel1:26.014+0..16035
5Red Bull RacingMark Webber1:26.283+0.42933
6Mercedes GPMichael Schumacher1:26.590+0.73631
7FerrariFelipe Massa1:26.789+0.93534
8Sauber F1 Sergio Perez Mendosa1:27.101+1.24739
9Williams F1Rubens Barrichello1:27.280+1.42634
10Mercedes GPNico Rosberg1:27.448+1.59423
11Toro RossoJamie Alguersuari1:27.525+1.67131
12Lotus Renault GPVitaly Petrov1:27.528+1.67429
13Lotus Renault GPNick Heifeld1:27.536+1.68222
14Toro RossoSebastien Buemi1:27.697+1.84330
15Sauber F1Kamui Kobayashi1.28.095+2.24135
16Force IndiaPaul Di Resta1:28.376+2.52233
17Force IndiaAdrian Sutil1:28.583+2.72931
18Williams F1Pastor Maldonado1:29.3869+3.53229
19Team LotusHeikki Kovalainen1:30.829+4.97522
20Team LotusJarno Trulli1:30.912+5.05823
21Marussia Virgin RacingJérôme D'Ambrosio1:32.106+6.25236
22Marussia Virgin RacingTimo Glock1:32.135+6.28130
23HRT F1 TeamVitantonio Liuzzi--1
24HRT F1 TeamNarain Karthikeyan--NO LAPS
Friday Practice, March 25, 2011. Albert Park Circuit - Melbourne

At the other end of the field the HRT team failed to get both cars on track for the second season in a row. With only Tonio Liuzzi’s car able to completed a solitary installation lap, not a good sign for the coming season.

While the Mclarens surprised pretty much everyone during the second practice, seemingly having found additional pace since the last pre season practice session in Span it will be Qualifying tomorrow that will show the real pace of the teams.

My money is on the Red Bulls of Webber and Vettel. Don’t forget to set your DVR’s and cable boxes. Click here for the complete US 2011 Australian Gp Broadcast Schedule.

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