Rosberg takes charge in Bahrain

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Bahrain, Bahrain International Circuitbh

Nico Rosberg record the fastest lap in the second practice session of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend. Under artificial light and in much cooler conditions that FP1, Rosberg was faster than team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Raikkonen was the third fastest man, just like in the first practice session quicker than his team mate Sebastian Vettel. The latter caused a brief stoppage of the session as he got his front wing broken on the pitlane exit. The German Ferrari driver came out of the pits and saw Nasr with Perez come alongside him, cutting across him as they followed the normal racing line. Vettel's front wing however made contact with the right rear wheel of Perez' Force India, resulting in a front wing failure and the stewards announcing an investigation into the incidents after the session.

Valtteri Bottas nearly matched Vettel's time, topping Ricciardo, Maldonado, Kvyat, Nasr and Massa.

Several drivers were again seen having off-track excursions without any damage, while Jenson Button was once again hitting technical trouble, coming to a halt on only his third lap of the session. His team however managed to rectify the problem in around 45 minutes, allowing the Brit to get some running after having managed just 2 laps in FP1.


Pos.No.DriverTeamBest TimeGapLaps
16Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:34.647-31
244Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:34.7620.11533
37Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1:35.1740.52730
45Sebastian VettelFerrari1:35.2770.63026
577Valtteri BottasWilliams1:35.2800.63336
63Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:35.4490.80227
713Pastor MaldonadoLotus F11:35.4740.82734
812Felipe NasrSauber1:35.7931.14627
926Daniil KvyatRed Bull Racing1:35.8831.23623
1019Felipe MassaWilliams1:35.8841.23735
119Marcus EricssonSauber1:36.1481.50134
1214Fernando AlonsoMcLaren1:36.1911.54422
138Romain GrosjeanLotus F11:36.3341.68731
1455Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:36.4711.82432
1527Nico HulkenbergForce India1:36.8052.15830
1633Max VerstappenToro Rosso1:36.9172.27026
1711Sergio PerezForce India1:37.0622.41533
1828Will StevensMarussia1:39.1314.48421
1922Jenson ButtonMcLaren1:39.2094.56215
2098Roberto MerhiMarussia1:40.5925.94526