Sepang: Practice Session 2 Round-up

Once again, Ferrari dominated the majority of the running during practice session two in Sepang. Despiet this, Lewis Hamilton put in some blistering laps at the end of the session to eventually grab the quickest time.

Ferrari looked set to grab another practice one-two, but on a cooling track, Hamilton who had been around a second off the Ferrari s all afternoon put in a storming lap to beat Massa s quickest time by 0.151 seconds. It appears that the Brit could have gone even faster, as his final lap saw him putting in even quicker sector times, however the decided against completing the super-quick lap, choosing to pit instead.

Honda pulled off the biggest surprise of the session with British driver Jenson Button managing the fourth quickest time.

In stark comparison to the first practice session, there was little in the way of drama the only spin of the session came courtesy of Fernando Alonso who spun at the final hairpin, but did no damage to his car and was able to continue with the session.

Two drivers failed to set a time during the session. The first was Toro Rosso driver Sebastien Bourdais who looked to have an engine failure on the first lap of his session. The second driver was David Coulthard whose RB4 remained in the pit garage as his team continued to make repairs on the car, and investigations still ongoing into what caused his dramatic crash.

Unofficial Times for Practice Session 2

Pos  Driver        Team                  Time              Laps
 1.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes      1:35.055           32
 2.  Massa         Ferrari               1:35.206 + 0.151   33
 3.  Raikkonen     Ferrari               1:35.428 + 0.373   36
 4.  Button        Honda                 1:36.037 + 0.982   40
 5.  Vettel        Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1:36.474 + 1.419   35
 6.  Trulli        Toyota                1:36.493 + 1.438   38
 7.  Kovalainen    McLaren-Mercedes      1:36.512 + 1.457   30
 8.  Kubica        BMW Sauber            1:36.671 + 1.616   33
 9.  Fisichella    Force India-Ferrari   1:36.756 + 1.701   37
10.  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota       1:36.838 + 1.783   34
11.  Barrichello   Honda                 1:36.879 + 1.824   38
12.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota       1:36.908 + 1.853   36
13.  Heidfeld      BMW Sauber            1:37.106 + 2.051   35
14.  Alonso        Renault               1:37.328 + 2.273   23
15.  Piquet        Renault               1:37.331 + 2.276   42
16.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault      1:37.346 + 2.291   37
17.  Glock         Toyota                1:37.512 + 2.457   35
18.  Sutil         Force India-Ferrari   1:37.614 + 2.559   35
19.  Sato          Super Aguri-Honda     1:39.021 + 3.966   27
20.  Davidson      Super Aguri-Honda     1:39.361 + 4.306   30
21.  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    No time             1
22.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Renault      No time