Rosberg fastest as Friday running ends at Sao Paulo

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Brazil, Autódromo José Carlos Pace, Interlagosbr

Having been half a second slower than his team mate in the morning session, Nico Rosberg led the timesheet as the second free practice session came to an end in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

His team mate at Mercedes was second fastest, ahead of the Ferrari duo led by Sebastian Vettel. Daniel Ricciardo continued to stay close to Ferrari, helped by a more powerful Renault engine.

Apart from Kvyat in 9th, the midfield runners were all Mercedes powered, including Force India, Lotus and Williams.

Apart from the end result that is the product of running on the soft tyre, Mercedes were similarly dominant on the medium tyre, again followed by Ferrari.

In the trouble zone, McLaren Honda was again a major player, with Fernando Alonso coming to a premature halt at Turn 4 with another apparent powertrain problem. The Spaniard had earlier reported a power problem before sitting on the barrier to see how his MP4-30 was recovered.


16Nico RosbergMercedes1:12.385-42
244Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:12.843+0.458s39
35Sebastian VettelFerrari1:13.345+0.960s41
47Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:13.500+1.115s43
53Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:13.585+1.200s39
677Valtteri BottasWilliams1:13.603+1.218s37
78Romain GrosjeanLotus1:13.634+1.249s45
827Nico HulkenbergForce India1:13.710+1.325s43
926Daniil KvyatRed Bull Racing1:13.848+1.463s40
1019Felipe MassaWilliams1:13.870+1.485s42
1111Sergio PerezForce India1:14.056+1.671s34
1213Pastor MaldonadoLotus1:14.124+1.739s42
1312Felipe NasrSauber1:14.134+1.749s44
1433Max VerstappenToro Rosso1:14.226+1.841s35
1555Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:14.326+1.941s45
1622Jenson ButtonMcLaren1:14.644+2.259s37
179Marcus EricssonSauber1:14.772+2.387s38
1814Fernando AlonsoMcLaren1:15.129+2.744s10
1928Will StevensMarussia1:16.501+4.116s35
2053Alexander RossiMarussia1:16.787+4.402s35