Vettel heads second practice in Canada

Vettel was fastest in second practice

Vettel was fastest in second practice

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in the second practice session.

But the big story of practice was how most drivers struggled with the super-soft tyres, many of them complaining about severe graining on the option rubber.

Several drivers abandoned their final runs on super soft tyres with high fuel loads, switching back to the medium compound rubber.

Lewis Hamilton told his team on the radio he was ‘about to crash the car’ before coming into the pits and switching tyres.

Hamilton headed the times early on the session before being displaced by Nico Rosberg.

Some drivers were able to improve their times on the super-soft rubber, including Vettel, who set the fastest time of the session with them.

Later on Fernando Alonso slotted into second place, also using the super-soft tyres, less than a tenth of a second off Vettel’s time.

Jarno Trulli missed much of the session due to electrical problems on his Lotus. Lucas di Grassi managed to get on track having failed to set a time in first practice. He wound up slowest, the Virgins lagging behind the HRTs again.

As more rubber goes down on the track over the course of the week the graining problem is likely to become less severe. But it will tax the teams as they prepare their cars overnight for tomorrow’s final practice and qualifying session.

Pos. Car Driver Car Best lap Laps
1 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’16.877 32
2 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’16.963 0.086 35
3 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’17.151 0.274 34
4 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’17.273 0.396 33
5 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’17.401 0.524 33
6 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’17.415 0.538 28
7 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’17.522 0.645 29
8 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1’17.529 0.652 36
9 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’17.688 0.811 34
10 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’17.903 1.026 35
11 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’17.961 1.084 33
12 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’18.385 1.508 27
13 10 Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’18.447 1.57 41
14 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’18.582 1.705 40
15 22 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1’18.658 1.781 34
16 23 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’19.142 2.265 38
17 16 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’19.168 2.291 32
18 17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’19.274 2.397 41
19 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’19.969 3.092 35
20 20 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1’20.879 4.002 29
21 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1’21.097 4.22 31
22 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1’21.346 4.469 11
23 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’21.488 4.611 25
24 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1’21.577 4.7 30

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43 comments on Vettel heads second practice in Canada

  1. Cacarella said on 12th June 2010, 0:40

    One other thing,

    At the start of FP2, when Webber drove past our grandstand for the first time, about 50% of the fans applauded him (regardless of who they actually support). When Vettel passed shortly after, about 5 people cheered.

    Just an observation

    • simon said on 12th June 2010, 3:08

      Vettels family were there?……

    • JohnBt said on 12th June 2010, 10:02

      It’s not an observation. It’s a fact now. And I’m sure you were not one of the 5 people who cheered.

      • Cacarella said on 12th June 2010, 13:38

        It actually really caught me off gaurd.
        I thought everyone cheered because they had come out so early in the session and they were preforming so well. I didn`t put two and two together til vettel drove past.

  2. wasiF1 said on 12th June 2010, 2:39

    The Mercedes powered cars are all looking good for the race & qualifying. Surprised to see Red Bull topping the time sheet.May be that they have found some extra horses on the wings of the car.

  3. Dr. Gonzo said on 12th June 2010, 4:53

    Keith,Alonso’s time was .963 – .086 behind

    from the FIA:
    1 5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:16.877 32 204.217 14:55:50
    2 8 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:16.963 35 0.086 203.988 15:03:09

  4. iceshiel said on 12th June 2010, 5:20

    Lotus looks like their catching up to Torro Rosso.

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