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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