Lewis Hamilton led the way in the second practice session at Sepang, heading the times once again in a second dry session at the Malaysian track.
Second fastest was Sebastian Vettel in the Red Bull but it was his team mate’s turn to suffer from the RB6′s poor reliability.
Once again the session saw several drivers struggling to keep their cars on the track. Both Toro Rosso drivers had moment off the track, with Jaime Alguersuari sliding wide with oversteer in between turns seven and eight.
Kamui Kobayashi and Timo Gock also had sideways moments as they got to grips with the Sepang circuit.
As in the first session the McLaren drivers headed to the top of the times after some quick runs early in the session. Hamilton set the fastest time of 1’34.175 using the soft tyres.
Red Bull’s reliability problems continued – Mark Webber pulled up early in the session and came to a halt in the turn nine gravel trap. Sebastian Vettel complained of power steering problems but was still able to set the second fastest time, 0.27s off Hamilton’s pace.
It appeared that some teams – notably Ferrari – were concentrating on high-fuel runs. Fernando Alonso ended the session seventh, Felipe Massa a lowly 15th.
Having missed the first session Vitantonio Liuzzi and Heikki Kovalainen were back in their cars. Lotus were the quickest of the new teams with Jarno Trulli one second off the next slowest car, Nico Hülkenberg’s Williams.
|Pos.||Car number||Driver||Car||Best lap||Laps|
|2||5||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||1’34.441||0.266||28|
|8||16||Sebastien Buemi||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1’35.660||1.485||39|
|10||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1’35.957||1.782||32|
|12||15||Vitantonio Liuzzi||Force India-Mercedes||1’36.221||2.046||34|
|13||22||Pedro de la Rosa||Sauber-Ferrari||1’36.325||2.15||33|
|14||17||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1’36.325||2.15||39|
|20||6||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault||1’38.786||4.611||13|
|22||25||Lucas di Grassi||Virgin-Cosworth||1’39.158||4.983||29|
2010 Malaysian Grand Prix
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- Malaysian GP team-by-team: Mercedes
- Malaysian GP team-by-team: Red Bull
- Malaysian GP team-by-team: Ferrari
- Malaysian GP team-by-team: Williams
- Malaysian GP team-by-team: Renault
- Malaysian GP team-by-team: Force India
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