Rosberg quickest in Bahrain practice two

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Rosberg was half a second quicker than Schumacher around the Bahrain circuit
Rosberg was half a second quicker than Schumacher around the Bahrain circuit

Mercedes power remained on top of the times sheets in the second practice session at Bahrain but this time it was the works Mercedes team that headed the times.

Nico Rosberg was fastest of all followed by three more Mercedes-powered runners: Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button.

Adrian Sutil, fastest in the first practice session this morning, was 12th for Force India.

Several drivers tried running the super-soft tyres in this afternoon’s session and many discovered problems with rear tyre wear.

The dustry track also caught several drivers out, particularly at the final corner. The new section also proved challenging – Jaime Alguersuari spun his Toro Rosso, luckily stopping just before the barriers.

As the session ended Bruno Senna skidded to a halt in his HRT car. The right-rear wheel appeared to shed a nut as he braked for the first corner. He at least managed to complete 17 laps and set a best time of 2’06.968.

Position Car number Driver Car Best lap Laps
1 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’55.409 23
2 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’55.854 0.445 22
3 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’55.903 0.494 23
4 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’56.076 0.667 28
5 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’56.459 1.05 18
6 10 Nico H?ā??lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’56.501 1.092 26
7 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’56.555 1.146 30
8 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’56.750 1.341 26
9 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’57.140 1.731 25
10 22 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1’57.255 1.846 24
11 23 Kamui Kobyashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’57.352 1.943 27
12 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’57.361 1.952 29
13 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’57.452 2.043 21
14 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’57.833 2.424 29
15 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1’58.155 2.746 29
16 17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’59.799 4.39 31
17 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 2’00.444 5.035 12
18 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 2’00.873 5.464 23
19 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 2’00.990 5.581 14
20 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 2’02.037 6.628 3
21 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 2’02.188 6.779 21
22 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 2’06.968 11.559 17
23 16 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1
24 20 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 0

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