Vettel & Alonso Top Belgium Sessions
FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso paced the opening pair of practice sessions for the Belgian Grand Prix Friday at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
Alonso led a soggy morning session aboard his Ferrari, timing in at 1:55.198. Many drivers set their initial times and then decided to await better conditions that never came in the opening practice.
In practice two the Red Bulls took firm control, with Vettel timing in at 1:49.331 and Webber clocking in at 1:49.390.
Vettel was brought to an early halt during practice by a deflated right rear medium-compound tire. Pirelli officials suspect that it was a puncture, the cause of which is currently being investigated.
Romain Groesjean was third fastest overall, timing in at 1:50.149. Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and STR’s Jean-Eric Vergne followed.