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Practice Two - Vettel to the fore in Italy 10 Sep 2010

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB6.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 14, Italian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monza, Italy, Friday, 10 September 2010 Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari F10.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 14, Italian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monza, Italy, Friday, 10 September 2010 Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) BMW Sauber C29 flies over the new first corner chicane.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 14, Italian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monza, Italy, Friday, 10 September 2010 Sakon Yamamoto (JPN) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) HRTF1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 14, Italian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monza, Italy, Friday, 10 September 2010

Sebastian Vettel turned the tables on McLaren at Monza on Friday afternoon by setting the fastest time so far of 1m 22.839s, but the Red Bull driver was only 0.076s faster than Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and 0.222s ahead of Felipe Massa in the second F10. Soon after Massa had gone fastest with 1m 23.061s he was deposed by Alonso with 1m 22.915s, before Vettel displaced both.

That left the McLarens, which had set the initial pace in the hour and a half-long session, in fourth and fifth places. Lewis Hamilton lapped his MP4-25 in 1m 23.154s to Jenson Button’s 1m 23.210s. Mark Webber was close to them with 1m 23.415s before his Red Bull rolled to a halt in the Lesmos with mechanical problems.

Rubens Barrichello got going well to set seventh fastest time for Williams after his problems this morning, lapping in 1m 23.708s to pip Robert Kubica’s Renault by a thousandth of a second. Williams’ Nico Hulkenberg was right with them on 1m 23.852s, and Mercedes GP’s Nico Rosberg was little slower on 1m 23.857s.

Adrian Sutil and Tonio Liuzzi were evenly matched in their Force Indias, with 1m 24.181s and 1m 24.380s respectively, ahead of Vitaly Petrov on 1m 24.407s for Renault, Michael Schumacher on 1m 24.448s for Mercedes, Sebastien Buemi on 1m 25.517s for Toro Rosso, and Pedro de la Rosa and Kamui Kobayashi on 1m 24.547s and 1m 24.785s for BMW Sauber.

Jaime Alguersuari was 18th on 1m 25.106s in the second Toro Rosso, while Jarno Trulli moved Lotus ahead in the new team stakes with 1m 26.204s. Team mate Heikki Kovalainen was right behind with 1m 26.306s, as were Lucas di Grassi and Timo Glock in the Virgins, with 1m 26.631s and 1m 26.676s. Sakon Yamamoto was 23rd on 1m 29.498s, but HRT team mate Bruno Senna’s efforts to set a time were twice thwarted by technical gremlins.

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