2013 Indian Grand Prix second practice
Second practice for the Indian Grand Prix had the same result as the previous five practice sessions at the Buddh International Circuit: Sebastian Vettel was quickest.
As in first practice the Red Bull drivers topped the times, with almost three tenths of a second separating Vettel from team mate Mark Webber. Vettel had a KERS problem earlier in the session as he did on Saturday in Japan.
Romain Grosjean came closest to the Red Bulls but was almost half a second slower than Vettel. Kimi Raikkonen was eighth after running wide at turn ten during his fastest lap on the soft tyres.
Several drivers found the front-left tyre was wearing out very quickly, particularly when using the soft compound.
Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso completed the top five ahead of their respectively team mates – Alonso avoiding a repeat of his first practice gearbox problems. McLaren pair Sergio Perez and Jenson Button were ninth and tenth.
Pastor Maldonado missed the final 20 minutes of running after suffering a wheel nut problem on his Williams for the second Friday running. His front-right wheel nut came off in turn five, and he had to pull to a stop before the pit lane entrance, though unlike in Japan the wheel remained on the car.
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