2011 GERMANY GP: ALONSO FASTEST ON FP1

Alonso show Ferrari strengh, is it real?!?

Fernando Alonso, who scored his first win of the season at Silverstone two weeks ago, set fastest time in the opening practice session for the German GP. The Ferrari driver, was the only man to lap the Nurburgring circuit in the 1m31s. Alonso finished ahead of Red Bull duo Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, who were over three tenths slower than the Spaniard.

Massa was 4-th fastest, ahead of McLaren duo, Hamilton and Button. Gap between Ferrari and McLaren of 1 second is big and surprizingly high, but this is practice and everything is allowed. The circuit was covered by a grey clouds during the 90 minutes, but rain held off for the whole session.

From this practice we have new driver Karun Chandhock replacing Jarno Trulli in Lotus. He finished two seconds behind team-mate Heikki Kovalainen.That is all interesting from this practice, so see ya later with results from second free practice.(Time Schedule for Nurburgring)

Pos  Driver                Team                  Time               Laps
 1.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari               1m31.894s           30
 2.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault      1m32.217s  + 0.323  24
 3.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault      1m32.268s  + 0.374  27
 4.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari               1m32.681s  + 0.787  23
 5.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes      1m32.996s  + 1.102  18
 6.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes      1m33.628s  + 1.734  22
 7.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes              1m33.787s  + 1.893  33
 8.  Adrian Sutil          Force India-Mercedes  1m33.832s  + 1.938  27
 9.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes  1m33.858s  + 1.964  26
10.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes              1m33.863s  + 1.969  31
11.  Vitaly Petrov         Renault               1m34.094s  + 2.200  22
12.  Jaime Alguersuari     Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m35.115s  + 3.221  23
13.  Sebastien Buemi       Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m35.371s  + 3.477  20
14.  Rubens Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth     1m35.389s  + 3.495  24
15.  Nick Heidfeld         Renault               1m35.444s  + 3.550  22
16.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari        1m36.371s  + 4.477  22
17.  Heikki Kovalainen     Lotus-Renault         1m36.392s  + 4.498  29
18.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Cosworth     1m36.842s  + 4.948  29
19.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari        1m36.882s  + 4.988  27
20.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth          1m38.504s  + 6.610  22
21.  Karun Chandhok        Lotus-Renault         1m38.765s  + 6.871  19
22.  Daniel Ricciardo      HRT-Cosworth          1m39.279s  + 7.385  24
23.  Timo Glock            Virgin-Cosworth       1m40.109s  + 8.215  23
24.  Jerome D'Ambrosio     Virgin-Cosworth       1m40.428s  + 8.534  22