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Practice One - McLaren one-two at Monza 11 Sep 2009

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4/24.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Italian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monza, Italy, Friday, 11 September 2009 Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Force India F1 VJM02.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Italian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monza, Italy, Friday, 11 September 2009 Timo Glock (GER) Toyota TF109.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Italian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monza, Italy, Friday, 11 September 2009

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen dominated the first practice session on Friday morning at Monza, with the world champion lapping in 1m 23.936s, 0.396s ahead of his team mate’s 1m 24.332s best.

Adrian Sutil led the chase in the best non-KERS car, taking his Force India round in 1m 24.471s at the end to pip Fernando Alonso’s 1m 24.477s best in the Renault. Nick Heidfeld was again fast for BMW Sauber with 1m 24.683s ahead of Sebastien Buemi in the Toro Rosso on 1m 24.703s.

Jenson Button had an encouraging morning with seventh fastest time of 1m 24.706s for Brawn, while Giancarlo Fisichella showed well first time out for Ferrari with eighth best time of 1m 24.732s just ahead of team mate Kimi Raikkonen on 1m 24.761s. Between the two Ferraris was Mark Webber in the leading Red Bull with 1m 24.759s.

Robert Kubica was just outside the top 10 in the second BMW Sauber with 1m 24.813s, ahead of Brawn’s Rubens Barrichello (1m 24.826s), Williams’ Nico Rosberg (1m 24.927s) and Kazuki Nakajima (1m 25.150s), Renault’s Romain Grosjean (1m 25.612s), Force India’s Vitantonio Liuzzi (1m 25.689s) and Toro Rosso’s Jaime Alguersuari (1m 25.742s).

Sebastian Vettel has a new engine for this meeting, his last of the season, so restricted his lappery with a best of 1m 25.951s. The two Toyotas were at the back, with Jarno Trulli on 1m 26.020s and Timo Glock on 1m 26.325s.

There were countless incidents when drivers missed chicanes as they explored braking limits, but Glock was the only spinner.