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Britain 2011 - Free practice 2 // The new-look Silverstone sees Red Bull both lead and struggle

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Championship leader Vettel faces questions in the Silverstone paddock
Championship leader Vettel faces questions in the Silverstone paddockCredit: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Mark Webber led the way in Free Practice 1, with Sebastian Vettel way down the order. Webber did pull to a halt at the end of the session though, so running on fumes is a likely explanation. Kobayashi had a bit of a spin, whilst several drivers also struggled with the damp conditions.

This afternoon, there's another chance for them to try and navigate the new Silverstone circuit - and for us to try and work out which bit is which as it looks completely different!

90 minutes of practice will get underway at 1pm GMT+1.

Statistics

rain

Silverstone Circuit, Friday

17℃

  • Low 12℃
  • Humidity 94%

Heavy rain

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1M WebberRed Bull1:31.23415
2F AlonsoFerrari1:31.62626
3S VettelRed Bull1:31.87525
4F MassaFerrari1:32.09925
5N RosbergMercedes1:32.16629

One to Watch

Sebastian Vettel finished FP1 down in the midfield, which seems unusual for him, particularly as Webber went fastest. I can't imagine it's likely to stay that way, so it'll be worth keeping an eye on him to see what he can achieve in this second session.

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Mark Webber led the way in Free Practice 1, with Sebastian Vettel way down the order. Webber did pull to a halt at the end of the session though, so running on fumes is a likely explanation. Kobayashi had a bit of a spin, whilst several drivers also struggled with the damp conditions.
Clive Mason/Getty Images

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

8 July 2011