Alonso fastest for Belgian GP practice

Updated: Aug 27, 2010, 18:22 PM IST

Spa-Francorchamps: Spaniard Fernando Alonso topped the times in Friday morning`s opening practice for Sunday`s Belgian Grand Prix.

The 29-year-old Ferrari driver posted a time of one minute 00.797 during the first half of the session at a dark, dingy, and extremely wet Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

McLaren`s Lewis Hamilton was second quickest ahead of Pole Robert Kubica of Renault.

German Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull was fourth quickest ahead of Force India driver German Adrian Sutil and defending champion Jenson Button, sixth fastest in the second McLaren.

Championship leader Mark Webber was seventh quickest in the second Red Bull followed by Japanese Kamui Kobayashi of Sauber.

Brazilian Rubens Barichello of Williams was ninth fastest ahead of Mercedes driver German Michael Schumacher who completed the top ten.

Bureau Report