2010 KOREAN GP: RESULTS FROM FRIDAY SESSIONS

FIRST FREE PRACTICE

First free training was approached with great vigilance by all teams, first to examine the track, later by the end cars made some fast times. Lewis Hamilton in the McLaren car set the fastest time of the first free training of Korean Grand Prix. His car had new rear wing, and it seems that could be even faster, because it was four tenths faster than his time in the next lap, in the first sector, but he did not complete the lap. Robert Kubica again excellent with Renault. Seems to suit the fast tracks. It can be concluded that in the first sector fastest cars are those with good working F-duct system. Sebastian Vettel in fourth position, but with great traffic problems in the last sector, where the Red Bull car should be most fastest. Ferrari drivers poorly placed, but they tested versions of the car with and without F-duct system. From this results we can`t see who is fastest, and which car is not. We can say that McLaren should be good on this track.
P.  DRIVER                 TEAM                 TIME     GAP       LAPS
1. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m40.887s 15
2. Robert Kubica Renault 1m40.968s + 0.081s 18
3. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m41.152s + 0.265s 21
4. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m41.371s + 0.484s 18
5. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m41.940s + 1.053s 16
6. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m42.022s + 1.135s 25
7. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m42.202s + 1.315s 23
8. Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Ferrari 1m42.293s + 1.406s 18
9. Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1m42.678s + 1.791s 21
10. Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1m42.883s + 1.996s 23
11. Vitaly Petrov Renault 1m42.896s + 2.009s 22
12. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m43.054s + 2.167s 25
13. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m43.309s + 2.422s 20
14. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m43.602s + 2.715s 18
15. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m43.928s + 3.041s 21
16. Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m43.940s + 3.053s 23
17. Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1m44.887s + 4.000s 21
18. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m45.141s + 4.254s 26
19. Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1m45.588s + 4.701s 20
20. Jerome D'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1m46.613s + 5.726s 17
21. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1m47.115s + 6.228s 22
22. Sakon Yamamoto Hispania-Cosworth 1m50.347s + 9.460s 29
23. Bruno Senna Hispania-Cosworth 1m50.821s + 9.934s 15
24. Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1m51.701s + 10.814s 11


SECOND FREE PRACTICE

Championship leader, Mark Webber, had the fastest pace in the second training, and set the best time today in Yeongam, ahead of his title rivals, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. Champion Jenson Button was fifth, while team-mate of Webber, Sebastian Vetel was 1.2 seconds slower and placed on the seventh position.

The conditions of the track was constantly improving during the session, so it is difficult to "read" the form of drivers.(Webber set the fastest time in the last minutes of session, while Vetel went out first with the soft tires, which cost him some speed). There was lot of traffic in the final sector, and lot of attempts to set a fast time ruined. But the pace of Webber looks real and he had good times and with hard tyres, often so fast as his rivals on the soft tires. Early indications suggest that McLaren has the advantage in a fast first sector, although Robert Kubica was far fastest in that sector. All teams had problems with the tyre degradation on longer stints.

P.  DRIVER            TEAM                   TIME       GAP   LAPS
1. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:37.942 23
2. Alonso Ferrari 1:38.132 + 0.190 30
3. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:38.279 + 0.337 29
4. Kubica Renault 1:38.718 + 0.776 29
5. Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:38.726 + 0.784 19
6. Massa Ferrari 1:38.820 + 0.878 32
7. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:39.204 + 1.262 22
8. Petrov Renault 1:39.267 + 1.325 28
9. Rosberg Mercedes 1:39.268 + 1.326 29
10. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:39.564 + 1.622 26
11. Heidfeld Sauber-Ferrari 1:39.588 + 1.646 25
12. Schumacher Mercedes 1:39.598 + 1.656 26
13. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:39.812 + 1.870 35
14. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:39.881 + 1.939 27
15. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:39.971 + 2.029 22
16. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:40.478 + 2.536 30
17. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:40.578 + 2.636 29
18. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:40.896 + 2.954 32
19. Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:42.773 + 4.831 29
20. Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:42.801 + 4.859 19
21. Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:43.115 + 5.173 26
22. di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:44.039 + 6.097 29
23. Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1:45.166 + 7.224 19
24. Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:46.649 + 8.707 3