Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2010

Vettel stays on top in Brazil

Brazilian Grand Prix second practicePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2010
Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2010

Sebastian Vettel headed the second practice session in Interlagos by one-tenth of a second over team mate Mark Webber.

Webber led the early running in practice but Vettel eked out a small advantage when the drivers switched to super-soft tyres later in the session.

Fernando Alonso took third place after his problems in the first session. This time it was team mate Felipe Massa’s turn to hit trouble, coming to a halt in the same place as Alonso with clutch trouble.

Fourth place, almost seventh tenths of a second slower than Vettel, was Lewis Hamilton.

Jenson Button could only managed seventh behind Robert Kubica. Behind him were Nick Heidfeld and the two Mercedes drivers.

It was a largely quiet session until the dying moments when Michael Schumacher and Jaime Alguersuari had a run-in with each other at turn two. Light contact was made as Schumacher passed Alguersuari around the outside.

Alguersuari then had a spin at Mergulho further around the lap.

Meanwhile Kamui Kobayashi had to take evasive action at turn one as he nearly ran into the back of one of the Lotus cars.

Kobayashi had another near-miss when he moved across on Nico Rosberg as the Mercedes driver came past him.

Pos. Car Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’11.968 28
2 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’12.072 0.104 34
3 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’12.328 0.360 36
4 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’12.656 0.688 33
5 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’12.677 0.709 19
6 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1’12.882 0.914 37
7 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’13.206 1.238 33
8 22 Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Ferrari 1’13.222 1.254 40
9 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’13.333 1.365 34
10 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’13.346 1.378 36
11 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’13.520 1.552 37
12 23 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’13.610 1.642 41
13 10 Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’13.725 1.757 39
14 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’13.741 1.773 32
15 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’13.818 1.850 26
16 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’14.045 2.077 37
17 16 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’14.304 2.336 33
18 17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’14.578 2.610 37
19 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1’14.984 3.016 47
20 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’15.101 3.133 43
21 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1’15.433 3.465 35
22 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1’16.070 4.102 42
23 20 Christian Klien HRT-Cosworth 1’16.082 4.114 38
24 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’16.150 4.182 35

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