Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Interlagos, 2012

Hamilton pulls further ahead in second practice

2012 Brazilian Grand Prix second practicePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Interlagos, 2012Lewis Hamilton completed a successful Friday by setting the fastest time for the second practice session in a row.

Hamilton produced a 1’14.026 which put him half a second clear of most of his rivals. Only Sebastian Vettel got substantially closer with a 1’14.300.

Mark Webber was third ahead of the two Ferraris. Next were the two Mercedes who appeared to benefit from running without their Coanda exhaust.

Jenson Button, Romain Grosjean and Paul di Resta completed the top ten. Kimi Raikkonen, 12th, said his tyres were overheating during his high-fuel run at the end of the session.

As in the first session HRT limited their running, both drivers completing fewer than half the laps of most other runners. Charles Pic also missed some running after pulling over with less than half an hour of the session remaining.

Pos. No. Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’14.026 40
2 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’14.300 0.274 40
3 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’14.523 0.497 37
4 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’14.553 0.527 37
5 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’14.592 0.566 37
6 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’14.654 0.628 36
7 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’14.669 0.643 40
8 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’14.863 0.837 35
9 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’14.994 0.968 37
10 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’15.129 1.103 39
11 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’15.131 1.105 40
12 9 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’15.371 1.345 39
13 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1’15.432 1.406 45
14 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’15.542 1.516 35
15 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’15.839 1.813 43
16 16 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’15.902 1.876 39
17 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’15.953 1.927 47
18 17 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’16.048 2.022 40
19 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1’16.126 2.100 39
20 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1’16.655 2.629 42
21 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1’17.244 3.218 15
22 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1’17.675 3.649 42
23 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1’18.127 4.101 31
24 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1’18.139 4.113 15

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