Singapore, 2012

Vettel stays on top in Singapore

2012 Singapore Grand Prix second practicePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Singapore, 2012Sebastian Vettel stayed on top in the second practice session ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver was one of the last to do a time on the super-soft tyre and set a time over three-tenths of a second quicker than Jenson Button.

The other McLaren of Lewis Hamilton had set the pace earlier one, but Hamilton lost time by running wide at the final corner. His lap was beaten by Mark Webber and then Fernando Alonso.

Bruno Senna caused a brief stoppage in the session after clipping the barrier at turn 19. He spun to a halt at turn 20 and practice had to be red-flagged so it could be recovered.

A few other drivers had moments during the session, including Narain Karthikeyan who thumped the kerbs hard at turn ten.

Kamui Kobayashi spun at turn 18 as the session was coming to an end and had to reverse back to turn 19 so he could get going again.

The Force India pair of Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg were sixth and seventh, followed by Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa and the returnign Romain Grosjean.

the other Lotus of Kimi Raikkonen developed an hydraulic problem and he had to pit during his high-fuel run at the end of the session.

Pos. No. Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’48.340 27
2 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’48.651 0.311 24
3 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’48.896 0.556 26
4 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’48.964 0.624 26
5 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’49.086 0.746 28
6 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’49.300 0.960 30
7 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’49.339 0.999 32
8 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’49.790 1.450 32
9 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’50.039 1.699 28
10 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’50.161 1.821 24
11 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’50.263 1.923 23
12 9 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’50.345 2.005 24
13 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’50.636 2.296 32
14 16 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’50.791 2.451 26
15 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’51.122 2.782 28
16 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’51.450 3.110 21
17 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1’51.452 3.112 11
18 17 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’52.009 3.669 31
19 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1’52.218 3.878 29
20 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1’52.576 4.236 27
21 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1’52.863 4.523 27
22 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1’52.936 4.596 26
23 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1’54.448 6.108 26
24 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1’54.514 6.174 30

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