Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Interlagos, 2011

Hamilton leads Vettel at Interlagos

2011 Brazilian GP second practicePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Interlagos, 2011
Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Interlagos, 2011

The drivers who shared the front row of the grid for the last race were quickest in the second practice session in Brazil.

Lewis Hamilton headed the times in an uneventful session. He was followed by Sebastian Vettel, with the other Red Bull of Mark Webber in third.

Hamilton led the running early in the session on the harder tyres. Michael Schumacher briefly took over at the top of the times after switching to the soft compound.

Hamilton quickly returned to the top but Schumacher’s best effort remained within three-tenths of a second of the McLaren.

The Red Bull drivers were unable to beat Hamilton’s best time and Fernando Alonso took fourth.

Behind Schumacher were Felipe Massa, Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg. The two Force Indias completed the top ten, Adrian Sutil ahead of Paul di Resta.

Shortly before the end of the session Sergio Perez came to a stop at Juncao, telling the team he had a gearbox problem.

Pos. Car Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’13.392 35
2 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’13.559 0.167 41
3 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’13.587 0.195 41
4 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’13.598 0.206 35
5 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’13.723 0.331 38
6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’13.750 0.358 39
7 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’13.787 0.395 36
8 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’13.872 0.480 42
9 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’14.144 0.752 41
10 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’14.807 1.415 48
11 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’14.856 1.464 38
12 9 Bruno Senna Renault 1’14.931 1.539 37
13 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’14.970 1.578 32
14 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’15.019 1.627 45
15 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’15.264 1.872 44
16 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’15.388 1.996 41
17 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1’15.679 2.287 43
18 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’15.903 2.511 40
19 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1’16.298 2.906 36
20 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1’16.338 2.946 48
21 25 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1’18.031 4.639 39
22 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’18.051 4.659 45
23 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1’18.367 4.975 42
24 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1’18.476 5.084 42

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