Vettel fastest during dry second practice

By on Friday, August 23, 2013
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Red Bull/Getty Images

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time during second practice for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Team-mate Mark Webber was second, just 0.059s behind the reigning world champion.

Behind the two Red Bull drivers, there was a gap of 0.8s to third placed Romain Grosjean.

Felipe Massa was fourth, with Jean-Eric Vergne in fifth and Kimi Raikkonen sixth.

Morning pacesetter Fernando Alonso set the seventh fastest time, with Sergio Perez, Nico Rosberg and Paul di Resta rounding out the top 10.

Hungary race winner Lewis Hamilton was twelfth and suffered a couple of brief off track excursions at Les Combes

The session - which was run in fully dry conditions - was fairly uneventful until the final 15 minutes.

Vettel suffered a puncture exiting Stavelot but was able to continue and crawl back to the pits.

Moments later, Dutchman Giedo van der Garde spun exiting Stavelot and ended his session in the barriers.

Van der Garde was also involved in an incident with team-mate Charles Pic early on in the 90 minute session. Pic passed Van der Garde under braking for the Bus Stop chicane but misjudged his braking point and ran wide, taking Van der Garde with him.

Pic has been summoned to the stewards following the incident.


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