European GP: Alonso quickest in practice

Two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso led the way today in second practice for this weekend’s European GP in Valencia.

Alonso was quickest throughout much of the second session in his Ferrari F10 and in the end his best time, a 1min39.283secs, was just enough to keep him ahead of Sebastian Vettel, who was just 0.056 seconds slower.

Free practice times (combined)

1. Fernando Alonso Spain Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 39.283s

2. Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull-Renault 1m 39.339s

3. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault 1m 39.427s

4. Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 39.650s

5. Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1m 39.749s

6. Robert Kubica Poland Renault-Renault 1m 39.880s

7. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 39.947s

8. Adrian Sutil Germany Force India-Mercedes 1m 40.020s**

9. Jenson Button Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1m 40.029s

10. Rubens Barrichello Brazil Williams-Cosworth 1m 40.174s

11. Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 40.287s

12. Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Force India-Mercedes 1m 40.387s

13. Vitaly Petrov Russia Renault-Renault 1m 40.618s

14. Kamui Kobayashi Japan BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1m 40.906s

15. Pedro de la Rosa Spain BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1m 40.945s

16. Sebastien Buemi Switzerland Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 41.115s

17. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Williams-Cosworth 1m 41.371s

18. Jaime Alguersuari Spain Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 41.457s

19. Heikki Kovalainen Finland Lotus-Cosworth 1m 42.467s

20. Jarno Trulli Italy Lotus-Cosworth 1m 42.993s

21. Paul di Resta Britain Force India-Mercedes 1m 43.437s*

22. Timo Glock Germany Virgin-Cosworth 1m 43.811s

23. Lucas di Grassi Brazil Virgin-Cosworth 1m 43.854s

24. Bruno Senna Brazil HRT-Cosworth 1m 44.095s

25. Karun Chandhok India HRT-Cosworth 1m 44.566s**

26. Christian Klien Austria HRT-Cosworth 1m 47.343s*

Note: * denotes only took part in FP1; ** denotes only took part in FP2; all other drivers improved in second session.

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