Kubica heads wet final practice

Brazilian Grand Prix third practice

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Robert Kubica was fastest in a wet final practice session ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Heavy rain fell ahead of practice but the track dried throughout the final hour.

Kubica took to the top of the times late in the session. Sebastian Vettel, who was fastest in both of yesterday’s practice sessions, headed the times until then.

Lewis Hamilton was third having tried a high downforce set-up on his McLaren in anticipation of more rain before qualifying.

The Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso were fourth and fifth having been fastest earlier on in the session.

Jenson Button seemed to struggle in the wet conditions as he did in Korea, and was heard on the radio complaining about his front tyres locking.

He finished ninth behind Vitaly Petrov, Sebastien Buemi and Nico Rosberg.

Championship contenders Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso kept their running to a minimum, each doing fewer than ten laps.

Pos.CarDriverCarBest lapGapLaps
111Robert KubicaRenault1’19.19116
25Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1’19.5000.30917
32Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1’19.5360.34519
47Felipe MassaFerrari1’19.7350.5449
58Fernando AlonsoFerrari1’19.7910.6009
612Vitaly PetrovRenault1’19.8870.69622
716Sebastien BuemiToro Rosso-Ferrari1’20.0090.81824
84Nico RosbergMercedes1’20.0560.86513
91Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1’20.1640.97324
109Rubens BarrichelloWilliams-Cosworth1’20.3201.12913
116Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1’20.3371.1466
123Michael SchumacherMercedes1’20.4211.23018
1323Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1’20.4521.26122
1410Nico H???lkenbergWilliams-Cosworth1’20.5351.34412
1517Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso-Ferrari1’20.5411.35027
1615Vitantonio LiuzziForce India-Mercedes1’20.5461.35520
1714Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes1’20.6131.42220
1822Nick HeidfeldSauber-Ferrari1’20.9851.79425
1918Jarno TrulliLotus-Cosworth1’22.3263.13518
2024Timo GlockVirgin-Cosworth1’22.4493.25828
2119Heikki KovalainenLotus-Cosworth1’22.8743.68320
2225Lucas di GrassiVirgin-Cosworth1’23.1944.00322
2321Bruno SennaHRT-Cosworth1’23.3584.16720
2420Christian KlienHRT-Cosworth1’23.6504.45919

Third practice ultimate laps

An ultimate lap is a driver’s best three sector times added together.

Pos.CarDriverCarUltimate lapGapDeficit to best
12Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1’19.1720.364
211Robert KubicaRenault1’19.1910.0190.000
35Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1’19.3640.1920.136
48Fernando AlonsoFerrari1’19.7310.5590.060
57Felipe MassaFerrari1’19.7350.5630.000
616Sebastien BuemiToro Rosso-Ferrari1’19.8360.6640.173
712Vitaly PetrovRenault1’19.8440.6720.043
81Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1’19.9530.7810.211
94Nico RosbergMercedes1’19.9740.8020.082
103Michael SchumacherMercedes1’20.1150.9430.306
1117Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso-Ferrari1’20.2771.1050.000
129Rubens BarrichelloWilliams-Cosworth1’20.2921.1200.028
1323Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1’20.3201.1480.132
146Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1’20.3371.1650.000
1515Vitantonio LiuzziForce India-Mercedes1’20.3501.1780.196
1614Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes1’20.4151.2430.198
1710Nico H???lkenbergWilliams-Cosworth1’20.5351.3630.000
1822Nick HeidfeldSauber-Ferrari1’20.9141.7420.071
1918Jarno TrulliLotus-Cosworth1’22.0352.8630.291
2024Timo GlockVirgin-Cosworth1’22.2073.0350.242
2119Heikki KovalainenLotus-Cosworth1’22.6193.4470.255
2225Lucas di GrassiVirgin-Cosworth1’23.0343.8620.160
2321Bruno SennaHRT-Cosworth1’23.1473.9750.211
2420Christian KlienHRT-Cosworth1’23.2744.1020.376

Combined Brazil practice times

PosDriverCarFP1FP2FP3Total laps
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1’12.3281’11.9681’19.50068
2Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1’12.8101’12.0721’20.33768
3Fernando AlonsoFerrari1’14.2461’12.3281’19.79165
4Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1’12.8451’12.6561’19.53676
5Felipe MassaFerrari1’14.3951’12.6771’19.73554
6Robert KubicaRenault1’13.3701’12.8821’19.19177
7Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1’13.2671’13.2061’20.16481
8Nick HeidfeldSauber-Ferrari1’14.0001’13.2221’20.98588
9Nico RosbergMercedes1’13.5161’13.3331’20.05673
10Michael SchumacherMercedes1’13.6431’13.3461’20.42179
11Rubens BarrichelloWilliams-Cosworth1’13.5461’13.5201’20.32076
12Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1’14.0041’13.6101’20.45286
13Nico H???lkenbergWilliams-Cosworth1’14.1551’13.7251’20.53580
14Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes1’13.9181’13.7411’20.61378
15Vitaly PetrovRenault1’14.3701’13.8181’19.88771
16Vitantonio LiuzziForce India-Mercedes1’14.4871’14.0451’20.54683
17Sebastien BuemiToro Rosso-Ferrari1’14.7341’14.3041’20.00986
18Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso-Ferrari1’14.6181’14.5781’20.54194
19Jarno TrulliLotus-Cosworth1’15.6031’14.9841’22.32690
20Heikki KovalainenLotus-Cosworth1’16.0571’15.1011’22.87489
21Lucas di GrassiVirgin-Cosworth1’15.4331’23.19457
22Timo GlockVirgin-Cosworth1’15.8601’16.1501’22.44983
23Bruno SennaHRT-Cosworth1’17.3601’16.0701’23.35892
24Christian KlienHRT-Cosworth1’16.8391’16.0821’23.65075
25Jerome d’AmbrosioVirgin-Cosworth1’16.70728

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20 comments on “Kubica heads wet final practice”

  1. looking good for Renault, again :).

  2. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. My quali prediction is looking good :D

  4. I think were in for a GREAT qualy. Hmailton on pole methinks. Its literally ascloseasthat.

    1. Jenson is getting destroyed again. Hasn’t looked good in these final races.

    2. I think Hamilton will have to drive extremely well to get higher than 5th. Red Bull and Ferrari look several tenths ahead. Best scenario for him (and Alonso) may even be a WEB 1, VET 2 front row with Vettel forced to try to pass Webber from the off. If that gets spicy, could give those behind a chance to get past both.

  5. Great job from Robert, hope he can do it again in quali

    1. thank u xD

      But about comment: I think Big teams r nt showing their real potencial in FP, so Kubica wont make a front-row this season i think

      1. I agree, As much as I want Kubica on the front row. I think the top 3 teams, and especially Red Bull cars, will have just that little bit more to pull out of the bag.

    2. Ferari + RBR saved their tyres at the end and didn’t go out for another run, whereas Kubica did go out; and the track was drier then, which explains the good time he got, i think..

  6. Me still thinks ferrari. Dont forget alonso set his time 10 mins before vettel ,20 before hamilton and 30 before kubica. The drying track makes a difference. While everyone was lapping together alonso had a 2-3tenths of advantage. So looking good for them. Whats the speedtrap list Btw??

    1. totally agree seems you watched the fp3 also massa is very quick.i think the battle will be between redbull and ferrari.hamilton maybe is going to be on wet setup for the qualifying.also redbull and ferrari saved intermediate tyres for qualify.(4 sets).hamilton did not

    2. 1 11 Robert Kubica 11:58:58 304.3
      2 16 Sebastien Buemi 11:38:12 302.4
      3 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi 11:34:41 302.0
      4 17 Jaime Alguersuari 11:49:23 299.9
      5 23 Kamui Kobayashi 11:58:30 299.5
      6 4 Nico Rosberg 11:30:31 299.1
      7 12 Vitaly Petrov 11:58:50 297.9
      8 14 Adrian Sutil 11:39:59 296.2
      9 3 Michael Schumacher 11:27:24 295.4
      10 2 Lewis Hamilton 11:54:31 294.6
      11 8 Fernando Alonso 11:28:06 293.7
      12 5 Sebastian Vettel 11:36:40 293.6
      13 22 Nick Heidfeld 11:59:15 290.5
      14 9 Rubens Barrichello 11:38:43 289.2
      15 1 Jenson Button 11:30:34 287.6
      16 7 Felipe Massa 11:31:17 285.8
      17 18 Jarno Trulli 11:58:15 285.8
      18 20 Christian Klien 11:36:27 285.7
      19 19 Heikki Kovalainen 11:56:29 284.1
      20 21 Bruno Senna 11:57:15 282.4
      21 6 Mark Webber 11:23:55 282.1
      22 24 Timo Glock 11:58:21 281.8
      23 10 Nico Hulkenberg 11:19:42 280.3
      24 25 Lucas di Grassi 11:37:53 280.3

  7. Did He (and Petrov) got more speed after latest Lotus rumours?

  8. We shouldn’t be reading too much in to these times as KUB & HAM set their fastest time at later stages when track is giving much better grip for inters. I still think the fight for pole is squarely between Bulls & Ferarri. Mclaren doesn’t look so convincing even with HAM.

  9. Giuliano Vilela
    6th November 2010, 14:47

    Great job from Senna, beating Klien at home so far!

  10. What about rain forecast for qualifications? Will it rain?

  11. Top teams haven’t done fast laps

  12. surely McLaren should favour hamilton now, considering that he has outperformed Button the whole weekend?

    1. What difference would it make? Massa looks set to ‘help’ Alonso in qualifying and the race, but with Button trailing behind, what use is he to Hamilton? Just now looks all set for a re-run of his Korea performance.

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