Webber stays on top in Sepang by tiny margin

2011 Malaysian GP second practice

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Sepang, 2011

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Sepang, 2011

Mark Webber stayed on top of the times sheets in the second practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

But he did not enjoy the same emphatic margin he had in the first session. Jenson Button in second was just five thousandths of a second slower.

Lewis Hamilton backed up his team mate with the third-fastest time ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

Pastor Maldonado set the fastest time early on but he lost time after spinning in the pit lane entry and hitting a barrier. But the damage to his Williams was light and he was able to rejoin later on.

Vitantonio Liuzzi hit trouble in the HRT early on, coming to a halt at turn nine after bouncing over a kerb a few corners earlier. He was also able to return to the track.

The Renault drivers missed the early part of the session as the team worked on repairing the failures they suffered in first practice.

But Jerome d’Ambrosio’s Virgin never made it out following his front-right failure.

Pos. Car Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’36.876 24
2 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’36.881 0.005 30
3 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’37.010 0.134 23
4 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’37.090 0.214 30
5 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’38.088 1.212 26
6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’38.089 1.213 31
7 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’38.565 1.689 25
8 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1’38.570 1.694 16
9 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’38.583 1.707 27
10 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’38.846 1.970 31
11 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1’38.968 2.092 25
12 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’39.187 2.311 30
13 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’39.267 2.391 17
14 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’39.398 2.522 29
15 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’39.603 2.727 34
16 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’39.625 2.749 31
17 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’39.809 2.933 28
18 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’40.115 3.239 31
19 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’40.866 3.990 24
20 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1’41.890 5.014 19
21 22 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1’43.197 6.321 15
22 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1’43.991 7.115 14
23 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1’44.886 8.010 4
24 25 Jerome d’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth no time 0

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