Schumacher tops Friday practice at Shanghai

By on
F1 Grand Prix, GP China, Shanghai International Ciruitcn

After the first practice session was damp, Michael Schumacher emerged on top in the second practice session ahead of the Chinese GP. Likely thanks to a highly effective, and legal, DRS system, Schumacher was faster than Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.

Championship leader Fernando Alonso was 10th fastest.

Timo Glock meanwhile crashed off as the nose on his Marussia came off in turn 1.

Results

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
17Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG1:35.973-32
24Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1:36.1450.17229
31Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:36.1600.18727
42Mark WebberRed Bull Racing-Renault1:36.4330.46024
58Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:36.6170.64431
63Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:36.7110.73828
714Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1:36.9560.98328
811Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1:36.9660.99331
912Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:37.1911.21831
105Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:37.3161.34332
1115Sergio PerezSauber-Ferrari1:37.4171.44422
1216Daniel RicciardoSTR-Ferrari1:37.6161.64333
139Kimi RäikkönenLotus-Renault1:37.8361.86330
1417Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Ferrari1:37.9301.95732
1510Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:37.9721.99926
1618Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1:38.1762.20335
176Felipe MassaFerrari1:38.2932.32031
1819Bruno SennaWilliams-Renault1:38.7832.81037
1920Heikki KovalainenCaterham-Renault1:38.9903.01736
2021Vitaly PetrovCaterham-Renault1:39.3463.37320
2124Timo GlockMarussia-Cosworth1:39.6513.67815
2222Pedro de la RosaHRT-Cosworth1:40.3434.37025
2325Charles PicMarussia-Cosworth1:40.7534.78030
2423Narain KarthikeyanHRT-Cosworth1:41.1255.15226