Vettel stays on top in Suzuka FP2

Sebastian Vettel continued to extend his lead over the other drivers in Friday Practice this morning, as he set the fastest lap for the second time today in Suzuka. He was 3 tenths of a second ahead of team-mate Mark Webber.

Sebastian Vettel continued to lead FP2 today

Sebastian Vettel continued to lead FP2 today

Robert Kubica was again impressive in 3rd, although he had a high-speed spin into the gravel trap during the session, where he was lucky to keep the car going. In 4th and 5th were Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, though amazingly they were a full second slower than the Red Bulls.

Jenson Button was very close behind in 6th. Lewis Hamilton’s car was fully repaired from his crash in FP2 with 10 minutes to go, and only set 8 laps. His fastest was only enough for 13th place.

Vitaly Petrov was 7th, ahead of Michael Schumacher, Adrian Sutil, Nico Hulkenberg and Nico Rosberg. Kamui Kobayashi was 12th, after another eventful session of running wide multiple times. His team-mate Nick Heidfeld was 15th.

Vitantonio Liuzzi struggled behind the two Toro Rossos in 18th place. Heikki Kovalainen continued to be the fastest driver of the new teams in 19th, ahead of Jarno Trulli. Lucas di Grassi took back his race seat from Jerome D’Ambrosio and was 21st behind Timo Glock.

Times from FP2:

Pos.
Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’31.465 32
2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’31.860 0.395 29
3 Robert Kubica Renault 1’32.200 0.735 32
4 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’32.362 0.897 34
5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’32.519 1.054 35
6 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’32.533 1.068 28
7 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’32.703 1.238 32
8 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’32.831 1.366 27
9 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’32.842 1.377 26
10 Nico Hülkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’32.851 1.386 26
11 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’32.880 1.415 26
12 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’33.471 2.006 31
13 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’33.481 2.016 8
14 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’33.564 2.099 16
15 Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Ferrari 1’33.697 2.232 33
16 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’34.005 2.540 32
17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’34.055 2.590 37
18 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’34.310 2.845 33
19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’36.095 4.630 37
20 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1’36.333 4.868 33
21 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1’36.630 5.165 28
22 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’36.834 5.369 28
23 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1’37.352 5.887 33
24 Sakon Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1’37.831 6.366 34
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