Bruni Fastest in Practice

Gianmaria Bruni set the fastest time in free practice on his first full lap around the Nurburgring this morning

Bruni Fastest in Practice

Heikki Kovalainen was second quickest, just ahead of Giorgio Pantano, both drivers ending up just one tenth off Bruni, who set a time of 1:46.879. BCN pairing of Hiroki Yoshimoto and Ernesto Viso rounded out the top five.

There were few incidents on a circuit that few of the drivers had been to before. Xandi Negrao spun and returned to the track early in the session.

Nico Rosberg limped back to the pits with an ailing car and at the end of the session. Fairuz Fauzy, Nicolas Lapierre and Olivier Pla had off track excursions.

With the top seven split by one second and the next ten drivers within another session, the teams are likely to be very close in qualifying later today.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Bruni Coloni Motorsport 1:46.879 8 2. Kovalainen Arden International 1:46.984 + 0.105 14 3. Pantano Super Nova International 1:47.006 + 0.127 14 4. Yoshimoto BCN Competicion 1:47.282 + 0.403 14 5. Viso BCN Competicion 1:47.759 + 0.880 15 6. Piquet Jr. Hitech Piquet Sports 1:47.772 + 0.893 18 7. Speed iSport International 1:47.860 + 0.981 15 8. Jani Racing Engineering 1:48.041 + 1.162 14 9. Lopez DAMS 1:48.133 + 1.254 15 10. Premat ART Grand Prix 1:48.169 + 1.290 14 11. Rosberg ART Grand Prix 1:48.269 + 1.390 5 12. Sharp DPR 1:48.368 + 1.489 14 13. Carroll Super Nova International 1:48.496 + 1.617 15 14. Piccione Durango 1:48.581 + 1.702 14 15. Monfardini Durango 1:48.632 + 1.753 14 16. Pla DPR 1:48.725 + 1.846 11 17. Alvarez Campos Racing 1:48.920 + 2.041 14 18. Artam iSport International 1:49.233 + 2.354 14 19. Lapierre Arden International 1:49.388 + 2.509 8 20. Lauda Coloni Motorsport 1:49.442 + 2.563 14 21. Negrao Hitech Piquet Sports 1:49.479 + 2.600 15 22. Hernandez Campos Racing 1:49.553 + 2.674 14 23. Fauzy DAMS 1:50.279 + 3.400 10 24. Garcia Racing Engineering 1:50.449 + 3.570 8 
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