Spanish GP: free practice times (combined)

Red Bull replaces McLaren at top of timesheets as rain holds off in Barcelona.

1. Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull-Renault 1m 19.965s

2. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault 1m 20.175s

3. Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 20.757s

4. Fernando Alonso Spain Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 20.819s

5. Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1m 21.134s*

6. Robert Kubica Poland Renault-Renault 1m 21.202s

7. Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 21.271s

8. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 21.302s

9. Jenson Button Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1m 21.364s

10. Adrian Sutil Germany Force India-Mercedes 1m 21.518s

11. Pedro de la Rosa Spain BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1m 21.672s

12. Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Force India-Mercedes 1m 21.904s

13. Kamui Kobayashi Japan BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1m 21.931s

14. Sebastien Buemi Switzerland Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 22.184s

15. Rubens Barrichello Brazil Williams-Cosworth 1m 22.192s

16. Vitaly Petrov Russia Renault-Renault 1m 22.397s*

17. Jaime Alguersuari Spain Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 22.449s

18. Paul di Resta Britain Force India-Mercedes 1m 23.030s*

19. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Williams-Cosworth 1m 23.471s*

20. Jarno Trulli Italy Lotus-Cosworth 1m 24.209s

21. Heikki Kovalainen Finland Lotus-Cosworth 1m 24.894s

22. Lucas di Grassi Brazil Virgin-Cosworth 1m 25.066s

23. Karun Chandhok India HRT-Cosworth 1m 25.972s

24. Bruno Senna Brazil HRT-Cosworth 1m 26.152s

25. Timo Glock Germany Virgin-Cosworth 1m 26.340s*

26. Christian Klien Austria HRT-Cosworth 1m 27.250s*

all times unofficial

* denotes driver setting time in first of two 90-minute sessions

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Ohh… for the first time Big Schu made it into the top 3 this season!

F1 this season has gotten a bit boring though…
I’m much more looking forward to the WRC race in New Zealand this weekend than the F1 race. This year WRC has gotten a lot more exciting with Kimi and Ken Block taking part in it. And Kimi has been doing pretty well lately for a rookie..

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First sign of life back from Shuey. Everybody was expecting it, ok beside the haters. That´s the biggest news for me from today´s practive.

RBR is still fastest. They both run soft tires I read though. I don´t know about the others, also no fuel load indication. If RBR was heavy… then there is a formular one world between them and the rest.

I am almost sure that Merc was empty and on soft compounds. Ferrari is always conservative, working on their race trim on fridays.

McLaren? I am less impressed by their sheer performance, but flawless team effort and…. Button. Hats off to him. He is the one this year. Clever, fast, perfect with the difficult tires, Mr.race intelligence. I was impressed by his balls leaving towards McLaren. And now I am much more impressed. Who thought that Hamilton would be dominated so easy by his team mate?

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Im sure Mclaren have more to put in. Hamilton’s fastest was in seesion one when the track was colder.

Whatever happened to Ferrari’s subliminal Marlboro Sponsor?

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if shuey get’s a podium all the know it alls can stuff that hot air.

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I think Schumey and Rosberg switched cars

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Nico must be thrilled with the new chasis…

Wellcome to Shumiland Nico, be patient, it will be good for you, keep your eyes open.

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af, what planet are you on saying that f1 has got boring this season?!?!
have you been watching the same races as everyone else, or have you been watching replays of boreain?
i reckon that hamilton’s going to win this race… don’t ask me why, i just got a feeling he’s hiding something for the race. or at least he will win if the stewards allow him to actually race on the track and overtake without giving him warnings all the time.

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Just like when schumi was at ferarri, everyone bows down to what he wants. Nico is 2nd in the championship so what does ross do? Change the car because michael doesnt like it, and what do you know now nico is in the dog house. The decision makes no sense at all, why compromise your leading driver mid season? So its back to F1 as it used to be, all about michael. I guess it wont be long till nico has to pull over to let him by or perhaps michael will “accidentally” park his car in the middle of the track in quali tomorrow lol

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@spyke Don’t like the new format… But lets see how this one turns out to be…

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@Yoyo, those stupid bar codes on the cars are the Marlboro sponsor signs.

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@Veyron Fan:

Do you support any of the F1 teams? Cause they all do the same thing, Ferrari work around Alonso, McLaren work around Lewis the rest just adapt. Did you ever think that Mercedes would be happy having only one driver scoring points? They are a new team and they need BOTH drivers to bring home points. Stop talking from the wrong hole will you?

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“all times unofficial” that means they’re wrong again doesn’t it?

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@Lol: you bloody tell that idiot!!! I totally agree with you. But all teams have a main driver, but that isn’t much use if you neglect the other one

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why are you agrreing with yourself?
anyway rosberg has to fall back of schumacher will have him sacked

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Good to see that michael got one over on Nico Rosberg because it had to happen in spain or it was all over 4 him.

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