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Vettel leads ahead of Spanish GP

05-08-2010 12:14 BJT

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Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel led a Red Bull 1-2 in practice Spanish Grand Prix on Friday. The Austrian team showed promise to carry its early season form into the circuit's European swing.

Red Bull continued to set the pace at a track where the last nine winners have started from pole position. Vettel led the field with a fastest lap time of one minute, 19.965 seconds to edge out team-mate Mark Webber by just over two-tenths of a second.

Fernando Alonso was hoping to impress on home track. His team made numerous upgrades to his Ferrari, but he could only finish fourth fastest in a time of one minute 20.819 seconds.

Lewis Hamilton went quickest in the opening session of the day, but the 2008 world champion was unable to repeat that performance. The McLaren driver set the fifth fastest time of one minute 21.191 seconds.

One notable name among the top runners was seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher. He ran third fastest in the Mercedes. Shumi's struggled in the opening races after his return from three seasons away, but he took advantage of a new wheelbase and air duct intake in his race car, and posted an impressive time of one minute 20.757 seconds.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CCTV.com

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