Vettel on Webber’s pace (FP1 analysis)

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Mark Webber may have set the fastest lap in first practice in Singapore but team mate Sebastian Vettel set the three fastest sectors during the session.

The wet track gave few clues as to who is quicker this weekend but the Red Bull duo’s appearance at the top of the time sheets came as no surprise.

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With the track wet for much of the session there’s not much to be read into the lap times from first practice.

CarDriverCarBest lapGapLapAt timeLaps
16Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1’54.58998910
23Michael SchumacherMercedes1’54.7080.119239024
314Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes1’54.8270.238149215
45Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1’55.1370.54899312
517Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso-Ferrari1’55.1600.571189220
61Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1’55.3330.744109312
715Vitantonio LiuzziForce India-Mercedes1’55.5100.921149215
816Sebastien BuemiToro Rosso-Ferrari1’55.5230.934149315
911Robert KubicaRenault1’55.6721.083107711
1012Vitaly PetrovRenault1’55.9141.325199320
118Fernando AlonsoFerrari1’56.0901.501119012
1223Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1’56.3391.750219322
1322Nick HeidfeldSauber-Ferrari1’56.4581.869179318
144Nico RosbergMercedes1’56.5982.0097938
1519Heikki KovalainenLotus-Cosworth1’56.6032.014119212
169Rubens BarrichelloWilliams-Cosworth1’56.6152.026169317
1710Nico H???lkenbergWilliams-Cosworth1’56.8402.251129114
182Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1’56.8842.2958769
197Felipe MassaFerrari1’57.7603.171179222
2024Timo GlockVirgin-Cosworth1’59.0344.445169219
2125Jerome d’AmbrosioVirgin-Cosworth1’59.2754.686159316
2221Bruno SennaHRT-Cosworth1’59.7835.194229223
2320Christian KlienHRT-Cosworth2’03.4248.835169317
2418Fairuz FauzyLotus-Cosworth2’05.69411.105109311

Ultimate laps

An ultimate lap is a drivers’ best three sector times added together:

CarDriverCarUltimate lapGapDeficit to best
15Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1’54.3770.760
23Michael SchumacherMercedes1’54.5280.1510.180
36Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1’54.5890.2120.000
414Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes1’54.7330.3560.094
517Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso-Ferrari1’54.8950.5180.265
623Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1’55.1960.8191.143
715Vitantonio LiuzziForce India-Mercedes1’55.2640.8870.246
81Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1’55.3330.9560.000
916Sebastien BuemiToro Rosso-Ferrari1’55.5231.1460.000
1011Robert KubicaRenault1’55.6721.2950.000
1112Vitaly PetrovRenault1’55.7661.3890.148
129Rubens BarrichelloWilliams-Cosworth1’55.9111.5340.704
138Fernando AlonsoFerrari1’56.0901.7130.000
1422Nick HeidfeldSauber-Ferrari1’56.4582.0810.000
152Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1’56.5362.1590.348
164Nico RosbergMercedes1’56.5572.1800.041
1719Heikki KovalainenLotus-Cosworth1’56.6032.2260.000
1810Nico H???lkenbergWilliams-Cosworth1’56.6962.3190.144
197Felipe MassaFerrari1’57.0632.6860.697
2024Timo GlockVirgin-Cosworth1’58.3693.9920.665
2125Jerome d’AmbrosioVirgin-Cosworth1’59.2754.8980.000
2221Bruno SennaHRT-Cosworth1’59.7125.3350.071
2320Christian KlienHRT-Cosworth2’02.7678.3900.657
2418Fairuz FauzyLotus-Cosworth2’05.69411.3170.000

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8 comments on “Vettel on Webber’s pace (FP1 analysis)”

  1. The same color for Vet and Web on the interacvtive chart is a bad idea.

    1. Common, it’s not the same colour dude… the same applies to all teammates! You actually see the time when you scroll over the coloured dots. I’m very grateful that Keith provides such great statistics!

  2. Looks like Nick Heidfeld needed not much time to get into a groove here! He did say he likes the track, so that might have helped.
    On the other hand comparing the fastest laps he is pretty quick and consistent, but Kobayashi set a lot faster sector times on a track he doesn’t know albeit not in the same lap.

    1. but he is gonna be pretty sore after this weekend i can assure you that :)

  3. Usually Vettel’s pretty good at stringing his best sector times together in an actual ultimate lap. Maybe the changing conditions tripped him up.

    1. Traffic probably played a big role – it was very busy at the end of FP2.

  4. Keith there is a problem with your chart in Google Chrome for OS X. My flash is fine and I just updated it, but it looks like this:

    anybody else seeing this problem? They have worked find in the past.

    1. btw same problem on the Alonso lapt time fp2 story

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