Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Nurburgring, 2013

Vettel and Rosberg lead the way on home ground

2013 German Grand Prix second practicePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Nurburgring, 2013Sebastian Vettel put Red Bull on top in the second practice session at the Nurburgring.

Having been over a second behind the silvers cars in first practice, Vettel set a 1’30.416 to lead them by two-tenths. Nico Rosberg was second, making it a one-two for German drivers at their home track.

Mark Webber was third and ran a long stint on medium tyres at the end as the drivers evaluated the tyres for race stints.

Behind them were two closely-matched pairs of team mates. Romain Grosjean led the Lotus drivers, the pair separated by a mere five thousandths of a second.

The margin between the Ferrari drivers was even finer. Having failed to set a time in the morning session Fernando Alonso was back on track in the second but couldn’t break into the 1’30s. Felipe Massa was just three-thousandths of a second slower.

Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Paul di Resta completed the top ten. Adrian Sutil was 11th after going off at the last corner.

As in the first session the 90 minutes passed without incident and without any of the feared punctures.

Pos. No. Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’30.416 39
2 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’30.651 0.235 38
3 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’30.683 0.267 41
4 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’30.843 0.427 32
5 7 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’30.848 0.432 27
6 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’31.056 0.640 39
7 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’31.059 0.643 41
8 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’31.304 0.888 35
9 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’31.568 1.152 37
10 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’31.797 1.381 40
11 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’31.824 1.408 34
12 19 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’31.855 1.439 42
13 18 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’32.055 1.639 39
14 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1’32.086 1.670 36
15 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1’32.495 2.079 39
16 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1’32.762 2.346 44
17 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1’32.879 2.463 35
18 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’32.880 2.464 36
19 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1’33.695 3.279 38
20 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1’33.804 3.388 40
21 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1’34.017 3.601 10
22 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1’34.667 4.251 39

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