Alonso & Vettel Lead Barcelona Practices


BARCELONA, Spain – Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel were fastest in a pair of practice sessions Friday for the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya.

Alonso showed the most speed throughout the two practice sessions, leading the soggy first session with a fast time of 1:24.252, besting teammate Felipe Massa and Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne.

Vettel led practice number two, but Alonso was right on his heels. Vettel’s fast lap of 1:22.808 was barely faster than Alonso’s lap at 1:22.825. Vettel’s Red Bull teammate Mark Webber was third fastest in the second session.

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