F1 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix: Hamilton third fastest in practice

Lewis Hamilton driving to victory in the 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix [Picture: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes]

Lewis Hamilton driving to victory in the 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix [Picture: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes]


FORMULA 1 motor racer Lewis Hamilton was third quickest in first practice for the 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix.

The 26-year-old Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver finished third on the timesheets at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace circuit behind team-mate Jenson Button and Mark Webber.

The 2008 F1 world champion clocked a time of 1m 13.961s around the Interlagos track in P1 today (Friday).

Red Bull’s Webber set the pace in Sao Paulo with a fastest lap of 1m 13.811s, with Button second on a 1m 13.825s.

Sebastian Vettel was fourth, followed by the Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso.

Herts-born Hamilton had to cut short his morning’s running after suffering slight damage to his car.

Qualifying in Brazil takes place from 4pm on Saturday.

Related articles


More news stories

54 minutes ago
Ameila and Isabella Lanni switch on the Christmas lights in Stevenage Old Town with a little assistance.

Stevenage Old Town was lit up on Saturday to welcome in the festive season, with organisers confident it was their biggest turnout ever.

Former Master of the Queen's Music Malcolm Williamson, who once lived at Rook's Nest House in Stevenage. Picture courtesy of Margaret Ashby

Echoes of Stevenage’s musical heritage will ring out in a carol concert raising money for modern-day good causes.

Christmas trees from Hitchin's Holy Saviour Church.

If you tend to leave things to the last minute and only drag the festive decorations down from the loft as the turkey is defrosting, spare a thought for the talented teams which have been beavering away in advance of this year’s Christmas tree festivals at churches across Stevenage and North Herts.

KTS Movember

A dozen fan-tache-tic members of staff have helped raise almost a thousand pounds by leaving the razor in the bathroom cabinet throughout November.


Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition