2010 Bahrain GP – Friday Practice

Adrian Sutil Bahrain 2010

Adrian Sutil, fastest in the morning session

The 2010 F1 season kicked off today with the Friday practice. Fastets time of the morning session belongs to Adrian Sutil in Force India car ahead of Alonso, Kubica, Massa and Button. We will only find out later this weekend what these times mean … At the other end of the time sheets are as expected the new teams.

With less than 20 minutes to left in P1 Bruno Senna and HRT made their debut appearance in F1. He returned for one more run at the very end of the session and was about 10 seconds off the pace at the second sector time before returning to the garage. Karun Chandhok’s car was not ready for FP1.

Bruno Senna debuts with HRT

Track debut for Bruno Senna and HRT F1


Friday Practice 1 Times:

1. Adrian Sutil – Force India – 1:56.583 – 18 laps
2. Fernando Alonso – Ferrari – 1:56.766 +0.183 – 18 laps
3. Robert Kubica – Renault – 1:57.041 +0.458 – 19 laps
4. Felipe Massa – Ferrari – 1:57.055 +0.472 – 19 laps
5. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:57.068 +0.485 – 19 laps
6. Lewis Hamilton – McLaren – 1:57.163 +0.580 – 19 laps
7. Vitantonio Liuzzi – Force India – 1:57.194 +0.611 – 19 laps
8. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes GP – 1:57.199 +0.616 – 15 laps
9. Mark Webber – Red Bull – 1:57.255 +0.672 – 17 laps
10. Michael Schumacher – Mercedes GP – 1:57.662 +1.079 – 16 laps
11. Jaime Alguersuari – Toro Rosso – 1:57.722 +1.139 – 18 laps
12. Nico Hulkenberg – Williams – 1:57.894 +1.311 – 20 laps
13. Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull – 1:57.943 +1.360 – 17 laps
14. Sebastien Buemi – Toro Rosso – 1:58.399 +1.816 – 13 laps
15. Barrichello – Williams – 1:58.782 +2.199 – 11 laps
16. Vitaly Petrov – Renault – 1:58.880 +2.297 – 13 laps
17. Pedro de la Rosa – Sauber – 2:00.250 +3.667 – 18 laps
18. Kamui Kobayashi – Sauber – 2:01.388 +4.805 – 11 laps
19. Timo Glock – Virgin – 2:03.680 +7.097 – 8 laps
20. Heikki Kovalainen – Lotus – 2:03.848 +7.265 – 21 laps
21. Jarno Trulli – Lotus – 2:03.970 +7.387 -15 laps
22. Lucas di Grassi – Virgin – no time – 2
23. Bruno Senna – HRT – no time – 3 laps
24. Karun Chandhok – HRT (did not take part)

Nico Rosberg was the fastest driver in afternoon practice session ahead of Hamilton and Schumacher. At the back Lotus clocked about a second faster times than Virgin. Bruno Senna was the only HRT driver in action. He did 17 laps. His best lap was the last one, 4.8 secs slower than Lucas di Grassi in Virgin (just before his rear wheel nut came off).

Friday Practice 2 Times:

1. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes GP – 1:55.409 – 23 laps
2. Lewis Hamilton – McLaren – 1:55.854 +0.445 – 22 laps
3. Michael Schumacher – Mercedes GP – 1:55.903 +0.494 – 23 laps
4. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:56.076 +0.667 – 28 laps
5. Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull – 1:56.459 +1.050 – 18 laps
6. Nico Hulkenberg – Williams – 1:56.501 +1.501 – 26 laps
7. Felipe Massa – Ferrari – 1:56.555 +1.146 – 30 laps
8. Vitaly Petrov – Renault – 1:56.750 +1.341 – 26 laps
9. Fernando Alonso – Ferrari – 1:57.140 +1.731 – 25 laps
10. Pedro de la Rosa – Sauber – 1:57.255 +1.848 – 24 laps
11. Kamui Kobayashi – Sauber – 1:57.352 +1.943 – 27 laps
12. Adrian Sutil – Force India – 1:57.361 +1.952 – 29 laps
13. Barrichello – Williams – 1:57.452 +2.043 – 21 laps
14. Vitantonio Liuzzi – Force India – 1:57.833 +2.424 – 29 laps
15. Robert Kubica – Renault – 1:58.155 +2.746 – 29 laps
16. Jaime Alguersuari – Toro Rosso – 1:59.799 +4.390 – 31 laps
17. Mark Webber – Red Bull – 2:00.444 +5.035 – 12 laps
18. Heikki Kovalainen – Lotus – 2:00.873 +5.464 – 23 laps
19. Jarno Trulli – Lotus – 2:0.990 +5.581 – 14 laps
20. Timo Glock – Virgin – 2:02.037 +6.628 – 3 laps
21. Lucas di Grassi – Virgin – 2:02.188 +6.779 – 21 laps
22. Bruno Senna – HRT – 2:06.968 +11.559 – 17 laps
23. Sebastien Buemi – Toro Rosso – no time – 1 lap
24. Karun Chandhok – HRT (did not take part)

12 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KotenokNo Gravatar says:

    When I saw the FIF1 car at practice this winter at Montmelo, I already experienced somewhat… A strange feeling that this car is running really fast. It’s the same opinion the last year’s Brawn left me inside after some laps. With this I don’t mean it is the new title contender or whatever, but I guess my surprise wasn’t just mine :) Everybody is amazed how the car handles? Now it’s just the deadline which means the car is competitive.

  2. lokesh babuNo Gravatar says:

    not so encouraging results should seee the qualifying n decide

  3. SafwanNo Gravatar says:

    It actually worrying to see that the HRT F1 does seconds slower than Virgin does…really worrying….but actually I wishes them luck of all since all of them, including the drivers are really new to the series. Maybe they can cope it later in time?

    Lotus obviously faster than virgin at times. It is more reliable than the VR Racing, but yes, still slow but I hope they can actually make it in the next couple of days…

    Hoping the best for all, and for both Malaysian marque teams, PetronasMercedesGP and Lotus, good luck, we’ll support you the most!

    • KotenokNo Gravatar says:

      Obviously, they’ve delivered the car out a bit too late… First shakedown session in FP1? Only those who live from hopes can expect some rather good results. The thing of all this is progression, let’s see if they evolve somehow.

  4. JRNo Gravatar says:

    I haven’t seen Friday practice yet. Anybody know who was running KERS?

    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      sorry to disappoint you but there is not KERS this year

      • JRNo Gravatar says:

        Whhhhhaaaaaat? I’ve been following German Touring Cars and Jersey Shore for the last 4 months. And 24 Hours at Daytona.

        Are you effing kidding me? So it’s banned or just nobody is using it? when did that change? it said in the rules the last time I checked you could use it in 2010.

        Yeah, that does disappoint me. F1 should have continued down that path. We were humanity’s last hope. Now we are gonna burn the last of the oil that much quicker. I was hoping we could be a leader, but now apparently NASCAR will take that mantle.

        BTW,
        Great to see You. I missed You

  5. JRNo Gravatar says:

    Anybody else watch SpeedTV/Fox for these races, I guess mainly USA? (I’m from Boston, in case you couldn’t tell)

    What is wrong with David Hobbs?. He’s always been funny, but very smart and cool to listen to as a former driver. I think he had a small stroke in between seasons. His co-hosts spent much of P2 correcting him. He said Rosberg was driving a Williams… just one of many. I’ve got it on tape and will make a list if need be, but I’m sure you all heard it.

    Steve Matchett would agree with him and disagree with him in the same sentence. I’ve got proof.

    Peter Windsor. Nuff said. Glad he’s gone.

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