Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2013

Double top for Red Bull again in second practice

2013 Hungarian Grand Prix second practicePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2013Red Bull remained the team to beat in the second practice session at the Hungaroring as their drivers headed the times again.

Sebastian Vettel pipped Mark Webber to the top time by less than five-hundredths of a second. Worryingly for their opponents, the two RB9s set their times early in the session while the track was still improving.

The closest of their rivals was Romain Grosjean, who lapped within 0.153s of Vettel’s time on his second run on soft tyres. Grosjean ran wide during his first effort having gone fastest in the middle sector.

Kimi Raikkonen might have been closer but all three of his runs on the soft tyre were spoiled by traffic. He caught Jenson Button in the final sector on one run, almost touching the McLaren as they went through the final corner.

The Ferrari pair took fourth and fifth ahead of the two Mercedes drivers. Raikkonen was eighth ahead of Button, with Adrian Sutil tenth.

Valtteri Bottas was called into the pits shortly before the end of practice with a KERS problem. Max Chilton was back in his Marussia after Rodolfo Gonzalez took his place in first practice, and had to pit due to a problem with his helmet which caused buffeting.

Pos. No. Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’21.264 34
2 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’21.308 0.044 42
3 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’21.417 0.153 40
4 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’21.426 0.162 34
5 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’21.544 0.280 37
6 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’21.802 0.538 42
7 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’21.991 0.727 40
8 7 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’22.011 0.747 32
9 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’22.180 0.916 41
10 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’22.304 1.040 41
11 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’22.526 1.262 39
12 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1’22.529 1.265 37
13 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’22.781 1.517 36
14 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1’22.837 1.573 42
15 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1’22.841 1.577 39
16 18 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’23.369 2.105 34
17 19 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’23.411 2.147 41
18 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1’23.646 2.382 34
19 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1’24.325 3.061 38
20 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1’25.065 3.801 36
21 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1’25.143 3.879 39
22 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1’26.647 5.383 33

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