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Red Bull duo dominant in first practice

Sebastian VettelRed Bull utterly dominated opening practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber a second clear of their opposition.

The two cars came out just after the half-hour mark and were immediately two seconds faster than anyone else who had set a time up to that point.

It was Webber who led the way at first, before Vettel improved to a 1m20.976s and ended the morning 0.130 seconds ahead of his team-mate. The German hinted at an improvement on his last two laps, before backing off for traffic first time and then running slightly wide.

Third-placed Robert Kubica (Renault) could only get within 1.096s of Vettel, but was 0.4s clear of fourth man Jenson Button (McLaren), who did not emerge until an hour had passed. His team-mate Lewis Hamilton was only 18th.

Rubens Barrichello and Pedro de la Rosa took encouraging fifth and sixth places for Williams and Sauber, ahead of German GP winner Fernando Alonso's Ferrari, the two Mercedes, and Nico Hulkenberg in the second Williams.

Adrian Sutil gave Force India's blown diffuser its debut with 11th place, with Felipe Massa (Ferrari) 12th on his return to the scene of his horrific 2009 crash.

The session saw few incidents, bar a spin for Vitaly Petrov at the final corner that briefly left the Renault broadside across the racing line.


Pos  Driver         Team                   Time              Laps
 1.  Vettel         Red Bull-Renault        1:20.976            29
 2.  Webber         Red Bull-Renault        1:21.106  + 0.130   27
 3.  Kubica         Renault                 1:22.072  + 1.096   21
 4.  Button         McLaren-Mercedes        1:22.444  + 1.468   17
 5.  Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth       1:22.601  + 1.625   25
 6.  de la Rosa     Sauber-Ferrari          1:22.764  + 1.788   24
 7.  Alonso         Ferrari                 1:22.772  + 1.796   25
 8.  Rosberg        Mercedes                1:22.777  + 1.801   25
 9.  Schumacher     Mercedes                1:22.792  + 1.816   26
10.  Hulkenberg     Williams-Cosworth       1:22.966  + 1.990   25
11.  Sutil          Force India-Mercedes    1:23.003  + 2.027   19
12.  Massa          Ferrari                 1:23.007  + 2.031   26
13.  Petrov         Renault                 1:23.249  + 2.273   24
14.  Kobayashi      Sauber-Ferrari          1:23.327  + 2.351   23
15.  di Resta       Force India-Mercedes    1:23.520  + 2.544   19
16.  Buemi          Toro Rosso-Ferrari      1:23.780  + 2.804   22
17.  Alguersuari    Toro Rosso-Ferrari      1:23.868  + 2.892   28
18.  Hamilton       McLaren-Mercedes        1:24.075  + 3.099   15
19.  Trulli         Lotus-Cosworth          1:25.032  + 4.056   22
20.  Kovalainen     Lotus-Cosworth          1:25.210  + 4.234   23
21.  Glock          Virgin-Cosworth         1:25.990  + 5.014   21
22.  di Grassi      Virgin-Cosworth         1:26.686  + 5.710   17
23.  Senna          HRT-Cosworth            1:26.990  + 6.014   34
24.  Yamamoto       HRT-Cosworth            1:28.157  + 7.181   24

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