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Alonso fastest in Friday qualifying

08-28-2010 11:12 BJT

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Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is the man to beat after Friday practice ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix. Alonso, posting the fastest time at a wet track in Spa, as he looks to continue Ferrari's dominance of the event.

Sebastian Vettel led the Red Bull charge with a time of 1 minutes 49.689 seconds, but going out on a sightly wetter track than most, could only come sixth fastest while teammate Mark Webber could only go eighteenth fastest on his 34th birthday.

Felipe Massa in the second Ferrari went fifth fastest with a time of 1 minute 49.588 seconds,

Robert Kubica was fourth fastest in the F-ducted Renault with a time of 1 minute 49.282 seconds.

McLaren are the only team other than Ferrari to pick up a victory at Spa since 1999, and Lewis Hamilton needs a good result at Spa this weekend to keep his championship hopes on track.

The former World Champion was third quickest in a time of 1 minute 49.248 seconds in the McLaren.

Force India also showed they will be a power in Belgium as Adrian Sutil posted the second fastest time in a time of 1 minute 49.157 seconds.

After coming second last year at Spa, they may once again upset the big boys.

Ferrari have won three straight races at Spa and five of the last seven, and Fernando Alonso is another who harbours championship hopes this season.

He set the fastest lap with a time of 1 minute, 49.032 seconds - some eleven seconds faster than his morning time set in the wet.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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