German leads a Red Bull one-two in both practice sessions
19 June 2009

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull dominated both Friday practice sessions ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The German driver pipped his team mate Mark Webber late on in both sessions, as the rest of the field struggled to match the Red Bull pace.

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Adrian Sutil was the surprise package in the session, where he posted the third quickest time in his Force India-Mercedes.

Rubens Barrichello was the fastest Brawn GP driver in sixth and his team mate and world championship leader Jenson Button could only manage fourteenth.

Last year’s winner Lewis Hamilton was seventh in his McLaren Mercedes, while both Ferraris struggled to post the seventeenth and eighteenth best times.

Times taken from the second practice session:

1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:19.456 2. Webber Red Bull-Renault + 0.141 3. Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 0.685 4. Nakajima Williams-Toyota + 0.753 5. Alonso Renault + 0.781

6. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes + 0.788

7. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes + 0.961

8. Trulli Toyota + 1.002

9. Rosberg Williams-Toyota + 1.012

10. Piquet Renault + 1.152

11. Kubica BMW-Sauber + 1.166

12. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes + 1.277

13. Glock Toyota + 1.306

14. Button Brawn-Mercedes + 1.311

15. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber + 1.476

16. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1.489

17. Massa Ferrari + 1.549

18. Raikkonen Ferrari + 1.676

19. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes + 1.957

20. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 2.212

All timings unofficial.

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