The Red Bull duo were comfortably the fastest cars around the Circuit de Catalunya in the second practice session on Saturday.
Sebastian Vettel was the only driver to set a sub-1m 20s lap and no-one got within half a second of him and team mate Mark Webber.
The session was halted early on after Nico H?â??lkenberg crashed his Williams. The rookie driver ran onto the artificial grass at the exit of Campsa, lost control of the FW32 and spun into the barriers on the right-hand side of the track.
It was a sizeable crash which tore the front wing off the car before it spun to a halt. H?â??lkenberg was unhurt, but the session was stopped while the barrier was repaired. Williams reported the damage to the car wasn’t too extensive.
Mark Webber headed the times before the interruptions and he extended his advantage even further when he switched to the soft tyres afterwards. His first effort on the green-ringed rubber was a 1’20.175, over a second quicker than anyone else at that point.
Michael Schumacher moved up into second when he tried the soft tyres but was almost six tenths of a second off Webber’s time.
Webber remained top until his team mate produced a quicker lap on the soft tyres, becoming the first driver this weekend to lap the circuit in less than 80 seconds. Vettel recorded a 1’19.965.
Session one leaders McLaren were much further down the order, Hamilton fifth on a 1’21.191 and Button, who was unhappy with his balance, two tenths of a second slower.
Adrian Sutil and Karun Chandhok returned to their cars after loaning them to other drivers in the first session. Chandhok seemed to be struggling with braking for the tight La Caixa corner at the end of the lap, repeatedly going straight on at the curve.
Toro Rosso’s Jaime Alguersuari came to a halt a few minutes before the end of the session. There was a minor drama in the paddock afterwards when the truck which recovered his car struck a bridge on its way back to the pits, though there was no obvious damage caused to the car.
|1||5||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||1’19.965||24|
|2||6||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault||1’20.175||0.21||35|
|10||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1’21.518||1.553||32|
|11||22||Pedro de la Rosa||Sauber-Ferrari||1’21.672||1.707||37|
|12||15||Vitantonio Liuzzi||Force India-Mercedes||1’21.904||1.939||32|
|14||16||Sebastien Buemi||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1’22.184||2.219||37|
|17||17||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1’22.449||2.484||34|
|21||25||Lucas di Grassi||Virgin-Cosworth||1’25.066||5.101||30|
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