McLaren fastest again in second practice as Red Bull hit reliability trouble

Last year's winner Jenson Button was fastest in second practice

Last year's winner Jenson Button was fastest in second practice

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.

Pos. Car Driver Car Best lap Laps
1 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’28.280 30
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
4 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’28.672 0.392 32
5 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’28.725 0.445 30
6 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’28.914 0.634 22
7 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’28.974 0.694 22
8 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1’29.225 0.945 34
9 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’29.501 1.221 36
10 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’29.620 1.34 26
11 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’29.629 1.349 16
12 10 Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’29.987 1.707 17
13 23 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’30.053 1.773 34
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
17 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’30.766 2.486 32
18 17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’30.933 2.653 37
19 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’31.610 3.33 37
20 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1’33.013 4.733 28
21 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1’33.081 4.801 11
22 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’33.312 5.032 29
23 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1’33.420 5.14 35
24 20 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1’33.740 5.46 25

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51 comments on McLaren fastest again in second practice as Red Bull hit reliability trouble

  1. Adam Smith said on 28th May 2010, 16:18

    “showed a clear advantage on the stopwatch as well”

    I disagree Keith, look at the times?!

    • Ade said on 28th May 2010, 16:36

      Check thee fastest sector times, in S2 where the T8 is, the 2 red bulls are 4 tenth quicker than any other team there, that’s 4 tenth of a light year in F1.

  2. Glenn said on 28th May 2010, 19:36

    Red Bull are once again toying with everyone. I suspect during FP# they will be deep into the 01:27′s cropping Half a second in S1, and S3.

    Did anyone else catch during FP1 they showed the on-board lap of Vettel driving through turn 8 and he took his hand of the sterring wheel to activiate the F-Duct?
    They might have been running with the limiter on but still carrying a good bit of speed and Stalling the Rear wing during arguably on the most downforce dependent corners of the year.

    If I saw it correctly these guys must be making soo much downforce from the Diffuser they can afford to the stall the wing. Toying.

  3. Electrolite said on 28th May 2010, 20:53

    I know we don’t know the fuel loads and tires etc, but well done to Vitaly for getting ahead of Massa in a Ferrari. Showed promise in the other practice too.

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