Hamilton ahead in second practice

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Malaysia, Sepang International Circuitmy

Lewis Hamilton has topped the times in the second free practice session of the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend, fighting back from a first session where engine trouble prevented him from setting a timed lap.

Will Stevens was the first man to go out on track in the Manor Marussia, soon followed by the Ferrari duo who went out to set the early pace. Nico Rosberg took over later on while Raikkonen eventually set the better time after switching to the mediums.

Hamilton however topped everyone in the closing stages, having sat out the first 35 minutes of the session as Mercedes were finishing work on rectifying the power unit issue that he encountered during the morning session.

Daniil Kvyat proved a happy 4th while the Williams duo returned to a better performance after abandoning a set-up direction that didn't work during FP1.


Pos.No.DriverTeamBest TimeGapLaps
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:39.790-16
27Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1:40.1630.37329
36Nico RosbergMercedes1:40.2180.42826
426Daniil KvyatRed Bull1:40.3460.55617
577Valtteri BottasWilliams1:40.4500.66031
619Felipe MassaWilliams1:40.5600.77027
75Sebastian VettelFerrari1:40.6520.86229
833Max VerstappenToro Rosso1:41.2201.43030
99Marcus EricssonSauber1:41.2611.47130
103Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:41.7992.0098
1113Pastor MaldonadoLotus1:41.8772.08715
1212Felipe NasrSauber1:41.9882.19830
1311Sergio PerezForce India1:42.2422.45224
1455Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:42.2912.50131
1527Nico HulkenbergForce India1:42.3302.54028
1614Fernando AlonsoMcLaren1:42.5062.71625
1722Jenson ButtonMcLaren1:42.6372.84724
188Romain GrosjeanLotus1:42.9483.1587
1928Will StevensMarussia1:45.7045.91412
2098Roberto MerhiMarussia1:47.2297.4396