2010 CHINA GP: RESULTS FROM FRIDAY PRACTICES

Lewis Hamilton recorded the fastest lap of the weekend so far to top the times in the free practice sessions in China. Rosberg came second, improving on his own time when he switched to the options. Michael Schumacher was fourth in FP2, and was as close as he has been to team-mate Rosberg this year. The Ferrari men looked lurid for much of the second session as they worked hard to recover the time Spanish lost this morning, lapping just over 0.3s faster than team-mate Felipe Massa. Fernando Alonso pulled off the circuit in first sesion with what appeared to be another engine failure. Flames was licking from the exhaust ports on the Ferrari. Buemi has spectacular crash, causing a red flag period.

He comented accident:"It looked quite spectacular but from inside the car, it was not so big. Once the car stopped, it took a bit of time to understand what happened, but it was not too bad. Something broke, and it happens. We don't think about it any more. We were working on preparing car for second practice, but we just missed out by a few minutes."


FIRST FREE PRACTICE
Pos Driver         Team                   Time      Gap    Laps
1. Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:36.677 15
2. Rosberg Mercedes 1:36.748 +0.071 17
3. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:36.775 +0.098 19
4. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:37.509 +0.832 14
5. Kubica Renault 1:37.601 +0.924 20
6. Petrov Renault 1:37.716 +1.039 17
7. Schumacher Mercedes 1:37.745 +1.068 25
8. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:37.980 +1.303 17
9. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:38.008 +1.331 13
10.Massa Ferrari 1:38.098 +1.421 19
11.Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:38.161 +1.484 19
12.Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.375 +1.698 21
13.de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.421 +1.744 19
14.Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:38.569 +1.892 20
15.di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:38.618 +1.941 26
16.Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:38.678 +2.001 17
17.Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:39.939 +3.262 5
18.Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:41.531 +4.854 22
19.Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:41.779 +5.102 23
20.Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:41.830 +5.153 20
21.di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:42.181 +5.504 27
22.Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:43.875 +7.198 23
23.Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1:43.949 +7.272 20
24.Alonso Ferrari no time
SECOND FREE PRATICE
Pos  Driver         Team                    Time         Gap   Laps
1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.217 26
2. Rosberg Mercedes 1:35.465 + 0.248 22
3. Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.593 + 0.376 26
4. Schumacher Mercedes 1:35.602 + 0.385 28
5. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:35.791 + 0.574 30
6. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:35.995 + 0.778 29
7. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:36.254 + 1.037 31
8. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:36.377 + 1.160 43
9. Kubica Renault 1:36.389 + 1.172 29
10. Alonso Ferrari 1:36.604 + 1.387 33
11. Massa Ferrari 1:36.944 + 1.727 36
12. Petrov Renault 1:36.986 + 1.769 27
13. de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1:37.421 + 2.204 32
14. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:37.431 + 2.214 33
15. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:37.657 + 2.440 30
16. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:37.804 + 2.587 31
17. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:37.867 + 2.650 29
18. Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:39.624 + 4.407 35
19. Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:39.947 + 4.730 30
20. Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:40.233 + 5.016 27
21. Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1:41.008 + 5.791 32
22. di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:41.107 + 5.890 28
23. Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:41.345 + 6.128 32
24. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari