The Italian lapped his SEAT around the German circuit just four-hundredths quicker than the Brit, with the duo over a quarter of a second quicker than third-fastest man Jordi Gené.
The Spaniard wound up quicker than Andy Priaulx and Tiago Monteiro, although the trio was split by just half-a-tenth. However, Monteiro perhaps lost the opportunity to move further up the leaderboard when he ploughed into the barriers at Turn 3 with five minutes of the session still remaining.
Franz Engstler wound up quickest of the Independent Trophy runners and thirteenth-quickest overall.
The session was interrupted early on by Stefano D’Aste crashing his BMW into the barriers, which brought out the red flags.
2010 WTCC Oschersleben 1st Practice Session Times:
[Original image via FIA WTCC official site]
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