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Practice One - Red Bull out in front in Hungary 30 Jul 2010

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 12, Hungarian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Budapest, Hungary, Friday, 30 July 2010 Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 12, Hungarian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Budapest, Hungary, Friday, 30 July 2010 Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren MP4/25.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 12, Hungarian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Budapest, Hungary, Friday, 30 July 2010

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber looked to be in a world of their own round the Hungaroring on Friday morning in the opening practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix. They traded fastest times a second clear of their closest rivals, and ended the 90-minute session with Vettel fractionally ahead with 1m 20.976s to 1m 21.106s.

So far the Ferraris have got nowhere near their pace, and the strongest challenger was Robert Kubica who wheeled his Renault round in 1m 22.072s to head Jenson Button’s McLaren (1m 22.444s), Rubens Barrichello’s Williams (1m 22.601s), Pedro de la Rosa’s BMW Sauber (1m 22.764s), Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari (1m 22.772s), Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes (1m 22.777s), Michael Schumacher’s Mercedes (1m 22.792s) and Nico Hulkenberg’s Williams (1m 22.966s).

Behind them, Adrian Sutil continued on-track development of Force India’s blown diffuser and lapped his VJM03 in 1m 23.003s. Team mate Vitantonio Liuzzi doesn’t get the new component this weekend because there’s only one, and he didn’t get to drive this morning either, as Paul di Resta again took his place to learn an unfamiliar track. The Scot was 15th on 1m 23.520s.

Between them, Felipe Massa was 12th in the second Ferrari on 1m 23.007s, then came Vitaly Petrov who spun his Renault exiting the last corner but managed to avoid contact with the pit wall; he lapped in 1m 23.249s. Kamui Kobayashi was behind him, with 1m 23.327s for BMW Sauber.

Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari were 16th and 17th for Toro Rosso, with respective laps of 1m 23.780s and 1m 23.868s, and Lewis Hamilton was a troubled 18th on 1m 24.075s for McLaren.

Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen headed the new teams in their Lotuses, with 1m 25.032s and 1m 25.210s, then came the Virgins of Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi on 1m 25.990s and 1m 26.686s. Bruno Senna and Sakon Yamamoto brought up the rear for HRT, with 1m 26.990s and 1m 28.157s.

Apart from Petrov’s spin, the only other incident of note was Sutil’s early rotation in Turn Two.