McLaren were fastest again in the second practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix.
Close behind Button were the two Red Bulls. But both suffered reliability problems on their cars, with Mark Webber coming to a stop at the end of the session.
His car rolled to a halt as he accelerated away from the second corner, coming to a stop with a wisp of smoke from the airbox.
Sebastian Vettel had a water pipe change before the start of the session. But towards the end of second practice he drove slowly into the pit with a loss of water pressure in his RB6.
When they were on the track the RB6s looked very quick. They were visibly faster through turn eight and showed a clear advantage on the stopwatch as well.
All the teams had to cope with track temperatures in excess of 50C from the beginning of the session.
Several drivers struggled with turn eight during the session: Felipe Massa, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Kamui Kobayashi all had more than one off-track excursion at the corner.
Vitaly Petrov also ran wide there in the Renault and Karun Chandhok had a spin in the HRT at the end of the session.
Massa’s high-speed spin ruined a set of soft tyres, disadvantaging him for the rest of the session.
He ended the session in tenth place with team mate Fernando Alonso fifth. Between them were the two Mercedes and two Renaults.
|2||6||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault||1’28.378||0.098||24|
|3||5||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||1’28.590||0.31||27|
|11||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1’29.629||1.349||16|
|14||22||Pedro de la Rosa||Sauber-Ferrari||1’30.176||1.896||34|
|15||16||Sebastien Buemi||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1’30.386||2.106||32|
|16||15||Vitantonio Liuzzi||Force India-Mercedes||1’30.627||2.347||28|
|18||17||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1’30.933||2.653||37|
|20||25||Lucas di Grassi||Virgin-Cosworth||1’33.013||4.733||28|
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