Webber tops rain-hit first practice

Mark Webber left it late to record the fastest lap of first practice, after rain interrupted proceedings midway through the session at the Sau Paulo circuit in Brazil.

The Red Bull driver set a sequence of fast laps towards the end of the session and managed a time over four tenths of a second faster than local hero, Rubens Barrichello.

Sebastian Vettel was not far behind in third, with Jenson Button a respectable seventh.

Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton returned to the scene of his 2008 title triumph with the fifth fastest time.

Pos  Driver       Team                       Time              Laps
 1.  Webber       Red Bull-Renault      (B)  1:12.463            29
 2.  Barrichello  Brawn-Mercedes        (B)  1:12.874  + 0.411   32
 3.  Vettel       Red Bull-Renault      (B)  1:12.932  + 0.469   27
 4.  Kovalainen   McLaren-Mercedes      (B)  1:12.989  + 0.526   25
 5.  Hamilton     McLaren-Mercedes      (B)  1:13.048  + 0.585   25
 6.  Nakajima     Williams-Toyota       (B)  1:13.067  + 0.604   21
 7.  Button       Brawn-Mercedes        (B)  1:13.141  + 0.678   29
 8.  Rosberg      Williams-Toyota       (B)  1:13.147  + 0.684   23
09.  Sutil        Force India-Mercedes  (B)  1:13.232  + 0.769   23
10.  Raikkonen    Ferrari               (B)  1:13.321  + 0.858   24
11.  Trulli       Toyota                (B)  1:13.326  + 0.863   26
12.  Heidfeld     BMW-Sauber            (B)  1:13.464  + 1.001   28
13.  Buemi        Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)  1:13.503  + 1.040   24
14.  Kubica       BMW-Sauber            (B)  1:13.563  + 1.100   24
15.  Fisichella   Ferrari               (B)  1:13.619  + 1.156   23
16.  Alonso       Renault               (B)  1:13.787  + 1.324   28
17.  Liuzzi       Force India-Mercedes  (B)  1:13.829  + 1.366   26
18.  Kobayashi    Toyota                (B)  1:14.029  + 1.566   27
19.  Alguersuari  Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)  1:14.040  + 1.577   38
20.  Grosjean     Renault               (B)  1:14.173  + 1.710   23