Button on top in Turkey Friday Practice 2

Button put McLaren on top in the dry conditions

Button put McLaren on top in the dry conditions

Jenson Button headed up the timesheets in second practice for the Turkish Grand Prix, while Sebastian Vettel was stuck in the pits after his crash this morning.

Nico Rosberg continued his impressive form with 2nd place, less than a tenth off the McLaren. Lewis Hamilton was a further half second behind in 3rd.

The first dry running of the weekend saw much less tyre degradation than expected.

Michael Schumacher survived a scare at Turn 11 to finish 4th, with Mark Webber and Felipe Massa 5th and 6th. Felipe briefly led proceedings early on, but the three-time winner here failed to maintain his pace.

His teammate Fernando Alonso was hampered by a hydraulic issue. A spin later on confined him to 11th.

Williams had a turbulent session, with Rubens Barrichello pulling out after KERS problems. Pastor Maldonado spun on a damp patch at Turn 8, damaging the front of his car, also ending his day prematurely.

At the back of the field, the Virgin cars spent most of the session at the very back, before quicker laps near the end put Glock and D’Ambrosio ahead of HRT.

Times from Turkey FP1:


 1.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes        1.26.456             26
 2.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes                1.26.521  	0.065	29
 3.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes        1.27.033  	0.577	31
 4.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes                1.27.063  	0.607	21
 5.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault        1.27.149  	0.693	31
 6.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari                 1.27.340  	0.884	37
 7.  Vitaly Petrov         Renault                 1.27.517  	1.061	37
 8.  Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes    1.27.725  	1.269	37
 9.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari          1.27.844  	1.388	32
10.  Adrian Sutil          Force India-Mercedes    1.28.052  	1.596	37
11.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari                 1.28.069  	1.613	27
12.  Sebastien Buemi       Toro Rosso-Ferrari      1.28.153  	1.697	36
13.  Nick Heidfeld         Renault                 1.28.475  	2.019	35
14.  Jaime Alguersuari     Toro Rosso-Ferrari      1.28.765  	2.309	32
15.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Cosworth       1.28.828  	2.372	19
16.  Rubens Barrichello    Williams-Cosworth       1.28.946  	2.490	20
17.  Jarno Trulli          Lotus-Renault           1.29.409  	2.953	39
18.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari          1.29.637  	3.181	27
19.  Heikki Kovalainen     Lotus-Renault           1.30.281  	3.825	37
20.  Jerome D'Ambrosio     Virgin-Cosworth         1.31.035  	4.579	28
21.  Timo Glock            Virgin-Cosworth         1.31.221  	4.765	22
22.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth            1.31.320  	4.864	29
23.  Tonio Liuzzi          HRT-Cosworth            1.31.989  	5.533	30
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