The complete 2009 German GP review

The complete 2009 German GP review

A thorough review of all the events and results from round nine of the season


Practice 1 - Friday am

Once early drizzle cleared and let the weekend's work begin in earnest, Mark Webber quickly established himself as the man to beat, with a series of quick times that ensured he ended the session on top, 0.381s ahead of Jenson Button, and 0.6s clear of third placed Felipe Massa.

But Webber's Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel had less to celebrate, an electrical problem stranding him at Turn 1 for much of the morning. Minutes before he ground to a halt, his compatriot Adrian Sutil had done likewise, although the German's team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella hinted at another strong weekend for Force India by taking fifth behind Jarno Trulli.

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