Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel was fastest in both free practice sessions on Friday for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
The 23-year-old German registered the fastest time in the morning session ahead of teammate Mark Webber and the best time of the day in the afternoon session, recording a lap-time of 1 minute 20.087 seconds at the 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring.
Alonso was second-fastest on the day with a time of 1:20.584 minutes, followed by Webber with an afternoon lap of 1:20.597.
Felipe Massa in the second Ferrari was fourth fastest in the second session with championship leader Lewis Hamilton of McLaren sixth behind Renault’s Vitaly Petrov after finishing down in 18th in the morning session.
Renault also impressed in the first session as Robert Kubica was third quickest, over a second adrift of Vettel, followed by defending world champion Jenson Button of McLaren, who had to settle for ninth in the second session.
It was a disappointing afternoon for Mercedes as seven-time champion Michael Schumacher was 1.686 seconds slower than Vettel in 10th with Nico Rosberg faring even worse in 13th.
Hamilton heads the drivers’ standings with 157 points after 11 of 19 races followed by Button on 143 and Webber and Vettel on 136.