at the top of the times after a wet opening practice session at Silverstone on Friday morning. The Enstone teams Dark Knight-branded E20 lapped in 1m 56.552s to beat Toro Rossos Daniel Ricciardo
by 0.275s. The session was wet throughout, and everyone ran Pirelli
s blue-coded full wets.
Ricciardo lapped in 1m 56.827s to head Lewis Hamilton
on 1m 57.174s, Sergio Perez
on 1m 57.664s, and then came a gaggle of drivers in the 1m 58s led by Felipe Massa
on 1m 58.119s, then Mark Webber
s Red Bull on 1m 58.463s, Kamui Kobayahis Sauber on 1m 58.483s, Michael Schumacher
on 1m 58.493s and Nico Rosberg
s sister car on 1m 58.942s.
then led another close group which comprised his Toro Rosso on 1m 59.076s, Sebastian Vettel
s Red Bull on 1m 59.414s, Vitaly Petrov
s Caterham on 1m 59.614s, Valtteri Bottas
on 1m 59.733s and Heikki Kovalainens Caterham on 1m 59.787s.
The Red Bulls ran with Wings for Life
logos comprising photographs of 25,000 fans who had contributed to the spinal charity for the privilege of having their likeness on the cars this weekend.
led the next bunch for Williams with 2m 00.125s, chased by Kimi Raikkonen
s Lotus on 2m 00.253s, Jenson Button
s McLaren on 2m 01.834s, Timo Glock
on 2m 01.835s, Pedro de la Rosa
on 2m 04.341s, reserve Dani Clos
s sister car on 2m 05.022s, and Charles Pic
s Marussia on 2m 11.760s.
This was mainly a reconnaissance session that just gave those who ran a guideline to the conditions. Fernando Alonso
and the Force India
s of Paul di Resta
and reserve Jules Bianchi
did not even set a time.
There were a few incidents; both HRTs spun in Turn Five, while Kobayashi spun in Turn Three and is being investigated for a pit-lane infringement after making a last-minute move into the pits. (Formula1.com)