Hamilton stays ahead in second Bahrain practice

F1 Grand Prix, GP Bahrain, Bahrain International Circuitbh

After going faster than anybody else earlier today in FP1, Lewis Hamilton continued to set the pace, once again going several tenths faster than his team mate. Fernando Alonso was once more the closest competitor, albeit more than a second off of Hamilton's pace.

Both Mercedes drivers continued to have trouble free runs, easily outpacing the competition. Rosberg was the first to go on to the soft tyre, lapping around 2 seconds quicker than on the harder Pirelli compound. Lewis Hamilton soon followed suit and immediately set the fastest time of the day, nearly 4 tenths quicker than his German team mate.

Technical issues were present at Lotus, where Maldonado had a misfiring Renault engine that cut his running short. Max Chilton had a bit of a moment in turn 4 as he spun off the track following a rear axle locking. Adrian Sutil ended up aside of the track in a slightly more controlled way, parking his Sauber. Marcus Ericsson did the same with his Caterham with just 5 minutes left on the clock.


144Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:34.325-28
26Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:34.6900.36531
314Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:35.3601.03528
43Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing-Renault1:35.4331.10828
519Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1:35.4421.11713
622Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:35.5281.20321
71Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:35.6061.28130
826Daniil KvyatSTR-Renault1:35.6401.31531
920Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes1:35.6621.33722
1011Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1:35.8021.47740
1177Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1:35.9201.5959
1225Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Renault1:35.9721.64733
1327Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:35.9981.67318
147Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:36.3662.04133
1599Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari1:36.9622.63713
1621Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1:36.9752.65035
1713Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault1:37.2592.93425
188Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:37.5993.27423
1917Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari1:37.8003.47515
204Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari1:38.2473.92210
2110Kamui KobayashiCaterham-Renault1:38.2573.93233
229Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault1:39.1364.81130