Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Spa-Francorchamps, 2012

Little running in very wet second session

2012 Belgian Grand Prix second practicePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Spa-Francorchamps, 2012The first practice session was wet and saw little running – but the second was wetter and saw even less action.

Rain fell constantly from the beginning of practice and not a single driver ventured out of the pits in the first half of the 90-minute session.

Finally, with 41 minutes remaining on the clock, Nico Rosberg tentatively emerged from the pits, completing three laps in order to do practice starts.

Team mate Michael Schumacher did the same shortly afterwards. Heikki Kovalainen joined them but returned to the pits after spinning at Les Combes.

As the rain continued to fall other drivers appeared on-track briefly, including the McLaren pair and Sebastian Vettel.

A further group of drivers appeared on the track at the end of the session to do practice starts, setting the first and only times of the session.

Pos. No. Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 2’49.354 4
2 16 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 2’49.750 0.396 3
3 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 2’50.497 1.143 3
4 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 2’51.333 1.979 3
5 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 2’51.660 2.306 4
6 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 2’52.076 2.722 4
7 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 2’53.232 3.878 4
8 17 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 2’58.232 8.878 3
9 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 2’59.125 9.771 5
10 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 3’12.901 23.547 4
11 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 3
12 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 4
13 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1
14 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 2
15 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 3
16 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 2
17 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 2
18 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 3
19 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 0
20 9 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 0
21 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 0
22 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 0
23 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 0
24 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 0

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