2009 VALENCIA: BARRICHELLO FASTEST IN P1


Rubens Barrichello put the Brawn team on top in the first free practice session for the European Grand Prix at Valencia.

As Brawn seeks to recover some competitive ground to its championship rival Red Bull, the Brazilian set his 1m42.460s lap with 15 minutes of the session still to go. He then looked like he was going to improve on the final moments before his car became stuck in gear.
Pos Driver        Team                      Time             Laps
1. Barrichello Brawn GP-Mercedes (B) 1:42.460 19
2. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:42.636 +0.176 16
3. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:42.654 +0.194 18
4. Button Brawn GP-Mercedes (B) 1:43.074 +0.614 19
5. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:43.088 +0.628 17
6. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:43.209 +0.749 13
7. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:43.225 +0.765 25
8. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:43.243 +0.783 19
9. Alonso Renault (B) 1:43.345 +0.885 18
10.Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:43.384 +0.924 23
11.Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:43.389 +0.929 30
12.Kubica BMW Sauber (B) 1:43.419 +0.959 20
13.Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:43.637 +1.177 30
14.Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:43.746 +1.286 22
15.Heidfeld BMW Sauber (B) 1:44.040 +1.580 23
16.Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:44.126 +1.666 17
17.Grosjean Renault (B) 1:44.356 +1.896 23
18.Trulli Toyota (B) 1:44.638 +2.178 26
19.Glock Toyota (B) 1:44.732 +2.272 28
20.Badoer Ferrari (B) 1:45.840 +3.380 25