Vettel tops first practice at Interlagos

Sebastian Vettel this afternoon topped the timesheets in the opening practice session for this Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

The German led his title rivals Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton, but the chasing Fernando Alonso could only manage 13th quickest.

Final championship contender Jenson Button was fourth fastest, with Robert Kubica sixth.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:12.328 23
2. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:12.810 + 0.482 27
3. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:12.845 + 0.517 24
4. Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.267 + 0.939 23
5. Kubica Renault 1:13.370 + 1.042 23
6. Rosberg Mercedes 1:13.516 + 1.188 25
7. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:13.546 + 1.218 25
8. Schumacher Mercedes 1:13.643 + 1.315 24
9. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:13.918 + 1.590 25
10. Heidfeld Sauber-Ferrari 1:14.000 + 1.672 22
11. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:14.004 + 1.676 23
12. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:14.155 + 1.827 28
13. Alonso Ferrari 1:14.246 + 1.918 20
14. Massa Ferrari 1:14.267 + 1.939 25
15. Petrov Renault 1:14.370 + 2.042 23
16. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:14.487 + 2.159 25
17. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:14.618 + 2.290 29
18. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:14.734 + 2.406 28
19. Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:15.603 + 3.275 24
20. Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:15.860 + 3.532 20
21. Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:16.057 + 3.729 25
22. d’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:16.707 + 4.379 27
23. Klien HRT-Cosworth 1:16.839 + 4.511 18
24. Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:17.360 + 5.032 29