Felipe Massa leads second practice in India

2011 Indian GP second practice

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Buddh International Circuit, 2011

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Buddh International Circuit, 2011

Felipe Massa put Ferrari on top in the second practice session for the Indian Grand Prix.

Massa took over at the top of the times from Sebastian Vettel, who led the way through most of the second fastest session.

The second Ferrari of Fernando Alonso was third, ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Mark Webber.

The session was interrupted halfway through when Jerome d’Ambrosio had a sizeable crash at turn 12.

The Virgin driver lost control of his car at the exit of turn 11 and spun into the barrier at the outside of the next corner. The right-rear of the car was heavily damaged, but D’Ambrosio was unharmed.

The session resumed after a brief interruption but the slippery track continued to catch drivers out. Turns six and seven were a particularly source of difficulty. Vitaly Petrov spun off on the way into the corner and several other drivers cut across the run-off at the second part of the turn.

Pastor Maldonado lost a lot of time when he spun into a gravel trap.

The pit lane exit caused problems for several drivers. Vettel and Adrian Sutil were among the drivers who had near-misses during the session.

Both Mercedes drivers had a quiet session, Nico Rosberg ending up 19th, Michael Schumacher 21st.

Pos. Car Driver Car Best lap Gap
1 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’25.706 33
2 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’25.794 0.088 34
3 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’25.930 0.224 34
4 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’26.454 0.748 26
5 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’26.500 0.794 30
6 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’26.714 1.008 28
7 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’27.316 1.610 34
8 9 Bruno Senna Renault 1’27.498 1.792 36
9 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’27.853 2.147 35
10 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’27.868 2.162 35
11 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’27.890 2.184 37
12 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’28.050 2.344 34
13 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’28.289 2.583 36
14 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’28.552 2.846 31
15 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’28.691 2.985 29
16 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1’28.708 3.002 24
17 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1’29.332 3.626 39
18 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1’30.241 4.535 41
19 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’31.098 5.392 38
20 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’31.469 5.763 32
21 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’31.804 6.098 28
22 25 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1’32.593 6.887 12
23 23 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1’32.768 7.062 33
24 22 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1’32.824 7.118 33

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56 comments on Felipe Massa leads second practice in India

  1. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 28th October 2011, 15:59

    They should put some hot chilli into the photographer eyes that crossed the fence at turn 10.

    Good job by Massa, so far I think we will have a good quali session tomorrow.

  2. TED BELL said on 28th October 2011, 19:30

    Massa was using the new Ferrari DSS system. Activated by the drivers foot when less than 100 pounds of pressure is applied to the throttle. This “Driver Stimulation System” is directly linked from the throttle and the drivers seat via an old Ford coil…Massa has been warned that he is in the hotseat and they mean it literaly.

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