Schumacher climbs to the top in the second Friday practice

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Schumacher climbed to the top as he posted the quickest time as the second free practice session of the Australian GP. He had been third in the opening one, but was beaten by both McLarens. This time around though, the McLarens had a different program in mind and were farther back. Leaving youngsters Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez to complete the podium.

A notable event was Kobayashi's save of an oversteery exit, where he ended up sideways on the track instead of against the barriers!


1.Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG1m29.183s-16
2.Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1m29.292s+ 0.10919
3.Sergio PerezSauber-Ferrari1m30.199s+ 1.01623
4.Fernando AlonsoFerrari1m30.341s+ 1.15813
5.Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1m30.709s+ 1.52614
6.Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1m31.466s+ 2.28313
7.Felipe MassaFerrari1m31.505s+ 2.32214
8.Heikki KovalainenCaterham-Renault1m31.932s+ 2.74916
9.Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1m32.184s+ 3.00117
10.Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1m32.194s+ 3.01119
11.Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1m32.296s+ 3.11320
12.Timo GlockMarussia-Cosworth1m32.632s+ 3.44917
13.Vitaly PetrovCaterham-Renault1m32.767s+ 3.58415
14.Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1m32.822s+ 3.63911
15.Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1m33.039s+ 3.85618
16.Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1m33.252s+ 4.06911
17.Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1m34.108s+ 4.92521
18.Kimi RaikkonenLotus-Renault1m34.275s+ 5.0927
19.Bruno SennaWilliams-Renault1m34.312s+ 5.12917
20.Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso-Ferrari1m34.485s+ 5.30229
21.Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso-Ferrari1m34.604s+ 5.42131
22.Charles PicMarussia-Cosworth1m34.770s+ 5.58713
23.Narain KarthikeyanHRT-Cosworth1m42.627s+ 13.44416
24.Pedro de la RosaHRT-Cosworth--1