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Wurz quickest in practice 1 - Britain

Alex Wurz continued his impressive Friday form as he topped the timesheets in the first free practice session for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Wurz set the pace in 1:21.946, beating Honda's British test driver Anthony Davidson by less than six hundredths of a second.

BMW Sauber tester Robert Kubica enhanced his chances of a race drive next year with third quickest while Jarno Trulli gave Toyota hope of a good result on Sunday with the fourth quickest time - the best result by a race driver.

Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher took to the track in the final minutes completing one flying lap, but could not topple Kubica's time and finished fifth fastest.

The 37-year-old Ferrari driver then suffered a quick spin on his in-lap at Bridge corner without damage.

Honda's Jenson Button, who is sporting a new helmet design in support of England's football World Cup campaign, was seventh quickest in front of his home crowd.

Wurz was the first to complete a flying lap, but was only joined on track by four other cars during the opening quarter of the session.

Franck Montagny brought out the red flags after 14 minutes when his Super Aguri stopped on the circuit on the pit-straight with an apparent technical failure.

After a three-minute pause to clear the stricken car, the session resumed, and Montagny's Japanese teammate Takuma Sato wasted little time in spinning at the fifth gear Becketts corner, but without damage.

Swiss test driver Giorgio Mondini spun his Midland in the final minutes of the session.

While exiting Priory corner, Mondini bounced over the grass and ended up stranded in the gravel trap on the outside of the next turn.

Pos  Driver        Team                     Time              Laps
 1.  Wurz          Williams-Cosworth   (B)  1:21.946           26
 2.  Davidson      Honda               (M)  1:22.003 + 0.057   31
 3.  Kubica        BMW-Sauber          (M)  1:22.365 + 0.419   30
 4.  Trulli        Toyota              (B)  1:22.877 + 0.931    7
 5.  M.Schumacher  Ferrari             (B)  1:22.925 + 0.979    3
 6.  Barrichello   Honda               (M)  1:23.128 + 1.182    5
 7.  Button        Honda               (M)  1:23.415 + 1.469    6
 8.  Massa         Ferrari             (B)  1:23.816 + 1.870    4
 9.  Albers        MF1-Toyota          (B)  1:24.019 + 2.073    6
10.  Monteiro      MF1-Toyota          (B)  1:24.070 + 2.124    6
11.  Mondini       MF1-Toyota          (B)  1:24.087 + 2.141   19
12.  Jani          Toro Rosso-Cosworth (M)  1:24.145 + 2.199   22
13.  Sato          Super Aguri-Honda   (B)  1:27.724 + 5.778   10
14.  Yamamoto      Super Aguri-Honda   (B)  1:29.678 + 7.732   22
15.  Doornbos      Red Bull-Ferrari    (M)  No time             9
16.  Montagny      Super Aguri-Honda   (B)  No time             3
17.  R.Schumacher  Toyota              (B)  No time             2
18.  Alonso        Renault             (M)  No time             1
19.  Fisichella    Renault             (M)  No time             1
20.  Klien         Red Bull-Ferrari    (M)  No time             1
21.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Ferrari    (M)  No time             1
22.  Raikkonen     McLaren-Mercedes    (M)  No time             1
23.  Montoya       McLaren-Mercedes    (M)  No time             1
24.  Speed         Toro Rosso-Cosworth (M)  No time             1
25.  Villeneuve    BMW-Sauber          (M)  No time             1
26.  Heidfeld      BMW-Sauber          (M)  No time             1
27.  Liuzzi        Toro Rosso-Cosworth (M)  No time             1
28.  Webber        Williams-Cosworth   (B)  No time
29.  Rosberg       Williams-Cosworth   (B)  No time

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