Red Bull hold the Interlagos advantage after day 1 in Brazil

Stephan Heublein

Red Bull Racing began this weekend's potentially championship-deciding Brazilian Grand Prix with a clean sweep of the timesheets by recording the two fastest laptimes in first and second practice today. Having won this race 12 months ago, the Milton Keynes based team set out their stall for a second consecutive win as they look to reel in Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in the fight for the world drivers' championship.

This morning's session in Sao Paulo saw Sebastian Vettel post the quickest time of 1m12.328s, almost half a second clear of team-mate Mark Webber (1m12.810s). While their session had been trouble free, Alonso lost a few minutes running at the end of the ninety minutes when a high mileage engine failed, while Renault's Vitaly Petrov crashed at turn 6.