Rosberg tops close Friday practice

F1 Grand Prix, GP Malaysia, Sepang International Circuitmy

Mercedes continued to set the pace at the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend as now it was Nico Rosberg who topped the times in second practice. Lewsi Hamilton already proved fastest in the first session earlier today.

The session turned out to be very close at the top with Raikkonen and Vettel both within a tenth from pace setter Rosberg. Lewis Hamilton was just slightly more behind in fourth, while Fernando Alonso made sure that both Ferrari's classified in the top 5, a first for the season.

Felipe Massa meanwhile led the charge for Williams while Daniel Ricciardo was 4 tenths slower than Rosberg. He concluded his session with an off-track moment but managed to keep his car out of the wall.

At the back of the field are again the Lotus cars who mostly got into the spotlight with their ongoing technical issues. Pastor Maldonado failed to make it out on-track, while team mate Romain Grosjean suffered two gearbox issues, the second forcing him to pull off the circuit.

Kamui Kobayashi was also unable to run due to the energy store issue his Caterham suffered in the morning.


16Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:39.909-30
27Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:39.9440.03530
31Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:39.9700.06130
444Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:40.0510.14232
514Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:40.1030.19429
619Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1:40.1120.20334
73Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing-Renault1:40.2760.36729
822Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:40.6280.71928
977Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1:40.6380.72935
1027Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:40.6910.78234
1125Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Renault1:40.7770.86833
1220Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes1:41.0141.10520
1399Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari1:41.2571.34828
1426Daniil KvyatSTR-Renault1:41.3251.41632
1521Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1:41.4071.49834
1611Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1:41.6711.76225
178Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:42.5312.62214
184Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari1:43.6383.72920
1917Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari1:43.7523.84329
209Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault1:45.7035.79431
2110Kamui KobayashiCaterham-RenaultNo time-0
2213Pastor MaldonadoLotus-RenaultNo time-0