Vettel stays on top in second practice

By on Friday, September 21, 2012

Sebastian Vettel remains the pacesetter in Singapore after topping the time sheets in second practice.

Vettel's time of 1:48.340 was three tenths faster than McLaren's Jenson Button.

Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber were next up, with Lewis Hamilton close behind. Hamilton was on a lap destined for the top spot but ran wide at the final corner and lost a significant amount of time.

Force India drivers Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg were sixth and seventh, followed by Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa and Romain Grosjean.

It was a disastrous session for Williams's Bruno Senna. The Brazilian hit the wall on the exit of Turn 19 and as he powered towards the right hander at Turn 20, the damage of the FW34 caught up with him and sent him into a spin. The session was briefly red flagged to allow the marshals to recover his car.

Further down the field, Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen were never in contention near the front, while the Sauber duo of Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez struggled in the C31. Perez ran wide at Turn 9 in the morning and narrowly missed the wall at Turn 14 while Kobayashi spun at Turn 18 in the closing stages of the session

Towards the back, Timo Glock outpaced both Caterham drivers and team mate Charles Pic. Narain Karthikeyan returned to the cockpit and provided a few action shots after bouncing across the Singapore Sling.

 


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