Mark Webber lapped quickest in the second practice session at Korea. The Red Bull drivers was the only person to set a sub-98 second lap time.
Four different cars occupied the top four places with Fernando Alonso second fastest in front of Lewis Hamilton and Robert Kubica.
The second session came to an early halt after Sakon Yamamoto lost control of his HRT at turn 16. He spun, breaking his front wing against the barrier.
Although he was able to turn his car the right way around he wasn’t able to get moving again and the session was stopped while the marshals recovered his car.
Hamilton led the running early on but Webber always seemed to have an answer for the McLaren driver’s pace. Alonso took over the top of the times halfway through the session before being demoted by Webber with a quarter of an hour to go.
Sebastian Vettel seemed to have a much less successful session in his Red Bull, unable to match Webber’s pace on hard tyres even when using softs.
He ended the session seventh fastest behind Felipe Massa, who complaiend on the radio that his Ferrari was “undrivable” in the final sector of the lap.
The slippery track continued to catch drivers out and many spun off during the session. Webber pirouetted at turn 12 shortly before setting his fastest time.
Vitantonio Liuzzi pulled up shortly before the chequered flag came out. Meanwhile Bruno Senna only appeared in the final minutes of the session after his mechanics had repaired the broken suspension that ended his participation in the first session. He only had enough time to do a single timed lap.
Jenson Button also experienced car trouble, his mechanics squirting fire extinguisher foam on his car after a problem with his exhaust. He returned to the track late on in the session.
|1||6||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault||1’37.942||23|
|7||5||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||1’39.204||1.262||22|
|14||15||Vitantonio Liuzzi||Force India-Mercedes||1’39.881||1.939||27|
|15||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1’39.971||2.029||22|
|17||17||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1’40.578||2.636||29|
|18||16||Sebastien Buemi||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1’40.896||2.954||32|
|22||25||Lucas di Grassi||Virgin-Cosworth||1’44.039||6.097||29|
2010 Korean Grand Prix
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