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Australia 2011 - Free Practice 1 results // HRT struggled to take part, but Red Bull zoomed to the top

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The first session of the 2011 season was cool and dry, with teams making some tentative runs on their brand new Pirelli tyres. There were a few wobbles as the drivers started to understand the grip levels, but the pace improved quickly. Red Bull put down the first marker for the weekend, following on from their good winter pace as well. Meanwhile, HRT struggled to get a car out of the door, and Lotus had a really bad start to the day when Chandhok crashed after just a couple of corners.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Mark WebberRed Bull1:26.83120
2Sebastian VettelRed Bull1:27.15819
3Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:27.74920
4Nico RosbergMercedes1:28.15216
5Rubens BarrichelloWilliams1:28.43024
6Jenson ButtonMcLaren1:28.44029
7Lewis HamiltonMcLaren1:28.48326
8Michael SchumacherMercedes1:28.69014
9Kamui KobayashiSauber1:28.72513
10Vitaly PetrovRenault1:28.76515
11Felipe MassaFerrari1:28.84220
12Nick HeidfeldRenault1:28.92814
13Adrian SutilForce India1:29.31419
14Sebastién BuemiToro Rosso1:29.32821
15Pastor MaldonadoWilliams1:29.40324
16Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso1:29.46823
17Sergio PérezSauber1:29.64318
18Nico HülkenbergForce India1:31.00220
19Heikki KovalainenLotus1:32.42813
20Jérôme D'AmbrosioVirgin Racing1:35.28217
21Timo GlockVirgin Racing1:35.28915
22Karun ChandhokLotusNo Time1
23Tonio LiuzziHRTNo Time0
24Narain KarthikeyanHRTNo Time0

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