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Webber set fastest lap at home track – Saturday Practice Session



The Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber top on Saturday morning free practice session in Melbourne as the Australian GP finished his fastest lap in 1.24.719. Webber ended ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher.

Both HRT drivers stranded their cars on track with hydraulic troubles. Saturday’s free practice session was stated wet by the FIA officials before the session started but the track stay behind totally dry for the complete session.

The Problems for Bruno Senna as the Hispania driver pulls over onto the side of the track as his HRT lost power Bruno Senna had to stop his car at the side of the track due to a hydraulic trouble.

The Brazilian already faced hydraulic problems on Friday in Melbourne and it is unsure whether or not the Hispania Racing Team driver is able to get his car ready ahead of this afternoon’s qualifying session in Melbourne.

Alonso goes up to second place even as Webber put in two fastest sectors to lower the benchmark to a 1:24.794. However, Alonso came back, putting in a fastest middle sector to close the gap to 0.135s

Schumacher get another position, P3 for the German, while extra problems for HRT as Chandhok joined his team-mate Senna in parking his car on the side of the track.

Mark Webber completed the session at the top of the timesheets with Alonso and Schumacher right at the back him.


Position Driver Time Team laps
1 Mark Webber 1:24:709 RedBull 16
2 F. Alonso 1:24:929 Ferrari 19
3 M Schumacher 1:24:963 Mercedes 17
4 S Vettel 1:25:122 RedBull 19
5 Roseberg 1:25:366 Mercedes 16
6 Jenson Button 1:25:399 McLaren 20
7 Hamilton 1:25:505 McLaren 14
8 Adrian Sutil 1:25:525 Force India 18
9 F Massa 1:25:549 Ferrari 20
10 V Liuzzi 1:25:782 Force India 19
11 Barrichello 1:25:852 Williams 17
12 S Buemi 1:26:104 Toro Rosso 21
13 R Kubica 1:26:184 Renault 21
14 K Kobayashi 1:26:275 BMW 21
15 J Alguersuari 1:26:368 Toro Rosso 17
16 V Petrov 1:26:661 Renault 19
17 N Hulkenberg 1:26:804 Williams 19
18 de la Rosa 1:26:818 BMW 18
19 Kovalainen 1:29:539 Lotus F1 19
20 Jarno Trulli 1:29:800 Lotus F1 16
21 Lucas di Grassi 1:30:800 Virgin 18
22 Timo Glock 1:31:114 Virgin 12
23 K Chandhok 1:34:344 HRT 11
24 Bruno Senna 1:36:649 HRT 8
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