Rosberg leads Williams 1-2 in Spanish Second Practice

WIL2009050821448 PVNico Rosberg led a Williams one-two in opening practice for the Spanish Grand Prix, despite stopping out on the circuit with less than a minute to go.

The young German finished just over a tenth of a second ahead of his team mate Kazuki Nakajima, who was an impressive second. Fernando Alonso also gave his home fans something to cheer about by rounding out the top three.

This afternoon’s session yet again proved to be difficult for last year’s title contenders, with Ferrari, Mclaren and BMW languishing near the bottom of the times.

1       Nico Rosberg            Williams        1:21.588
2       Kazuki Nakajima         Williams        0:00.152
3       Fernando Alonso         Renault         0:00.193
4       Rubens Barrichello      Brawn           0:00.255
5       Mark Webber             Red Bull        0:00.439
6       Jenson Button           Brawn           0:00.464
7       Sebastian Vettel        Red Bull        0:00.494
8       Nelson Piquet           Renault         0:00.761
9       Sebastien Buemi         Toro Rosso      0:00.983
10      Kimi Räikkönen          Ferrari         0:01.011
11      Sebastien Bourdais      Toro Rosso      0:01.027
12      Giancarlo Fisichella    Force India     0:01.082
13      Lewis Hamilton          McLaren         0:01.221
14      Heikki Kovalainen       McLaren         0:01.288
15      Felipe Massa            Ferrari         0:01.290
16      Robert Kubica           BMW             0:01.360
17      Nick Heidfeld           BMW             0:01.585
18      Timo Glock              Toyota          0:01.772
19      Jarno Trulli            Toyota          0:02.035