Vettel easily fastest in FP2

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Sebastian Vettel retained his place at the top of the timesheet and was again fastest in free practice 2. He did the same in FP1 with an apparent easy lap, perfectly timed on a set of medium Pirelli tyres.

Kimi Raikkonen was the first man on track in second practice, but there was a lot of action soon, with Hamilton eager to join the action.

The session continued without much trouble or surprise, until the final 15 minutes during which several drivers made spectacular mistakes. Lewis Hamilton touched the barriers slightly and went wide through the gravel trap at turn 6, however without much damage at all. Few minutes later his teammate Nico Rosberg came to a halt along the track, the team reporting "we think it's gearbox related". By that time, the German had already set the third fastest time, just behind the two Red Bull Racing drivers.

In the dying minutes, Mark Webber added some more drama by spinning at the exit of turn 13.


11Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:25.908-33
22Mark WebberRed Bull Racing-Renault1:26.1720.26431
39Nico RosbergMercedes1:26.3220.41426
47Kimi RäikkönenLotus-Renault1:26.3610.45338
58Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:26.6800.77232
63Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:26.7480.84035
710Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:26.7720.86428
84Felipe MassaFerrari1:26.8550.94732
915Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes1:27.4351.52735
1011Nico HulkenbergSauber-Ferrari1:28.1872.27934
115Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:28.2942.38630
1214Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1:28.3112.40337
136Sergio PerezMcLaren-Mercedes1:28.5662.65833
1419Daniel RicciardoStr-Ferrari1:28.6272.71931
1512Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1:28.7722.86433
1616Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1:28.8522.94436
1718Jean-Eric VergneStr-Ferrari1:28.9683.06036
1817Valtteri BottasWilliams-Renault1:29.3863.47839
1922Jules BianchiMarussia-Cosworth1:29.6963.78832
2020Charles PicCaterham-Renault1:30.1654.25737
2123Max ChiltonMarussia-Cosworth1:30.6004.69236
2221Giedo van der GardeCaterham-Renault1:32.4506.54211