Sebastian Vettel has vaulted to the top of the timesheets in the second free practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, with the German clocking a time two-tenths of a second faster than Fernando Alonso.
Despite their solid pace in the first session, McLaren had a more troubled time in this practice session. Lewis Hamilton lost some running after he ran over a kerb and damaged the underside of his car, while Jenson Button had to park his car after he took a trip up an escape road.
Button’s was one of several incidents in what was a session full of driver errors. Sébastien Buemi knocked his front suspension askew when he hit the wall in his Toro Rosso, while the likes of Felipe Massa and Michael Schumacher also had brushes with the walls, but managed to avoid any damage to their cars.
Up front, Lewis Hamilton wound up third-quickest despite his misadventures, while Massa was fourth-fastest ahead of Mark Webber.
Michael Schumacher was an encouraging sixth-fastest, with Adrian Sutil, Sergio Pérez, Kamui Kobayashi and Jenson Button (despite his loss of track time) completing the top ten.
2011 Singapore Grand Prix – Free Practice 2 Session Times:
|1.||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Renault RB7||1:46.374||33|
|2.||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari F150° Italia||+ 0.201||28|
|3.||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren Mercedes MP4-26||+ 0.741||22|
|4.||Felipe Massa||Ferrari F150° Italia||+ 0.746||23|
|5.||Mark Webber||Red Bull Renault RB7||+ 0.891||28|
|6.||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes GP W02||+ 2.044||27|
|7.||Adrian Sutil||Force India Mercedes VJM04||+ 2.492||32|
|8.||Sergio Pérez||Sauber Ferrari C30||+ 3.204||27|
|9.||Kamui Kobayashi||Sauber Ferrari C30||+ 3.356||29|
|10.||Jenson Button||McLaren Mercedes MP4-26||+ 3.377||10|
|11.||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso Ferrari STR6||+ 3.418||14|
|12.||Bruno Senna||Renault R31||+ 3.867||31|
|13.||Paul di Resta||Force India Mercedes VJM04||+ 3.971||8|
|14.||Vitaly Petrov||Renault R31||+ 4.025||29|
|15.||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes GP W02||+ 4.416||28|
|16.||Rubens Barrichello||Williams Cosworth FW33||+ 4.523||24|
|17.||Pastor Maldonado||Williams Cosworth FW33||+ 4.563||30|
|18.||Heikki Kovalainen||Lotus Renault T128||+ 5.576||26|
|19.||Sébastien Buemi||Toro Rosso Ferrari STR6||+ 5.883||15|
|20.||Jarno Trulli||Lotus Renault T128||+ 6.115||25|
|21.||Timo Glock||Virgin Racing Cosworth MVR-02||+ 7.205||25|
|22.||Jérôme d’Ambrosio||Virgin Racing Cosworth MVR-02||+ 8.275||25|
|23.||Daniel Ricciardo||HRT F1 Cosworth F111||+ 8.380||29|
|24.||Vitantonio Liuzzi||HRT F1 Cosworth F111||+ 8.824||26|
[Image via FOM and Sutton Images]
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