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Istanbul - Practice 2

By Franz Burgmann

Jenson Button fastest on Friday

Istanbul - Practice 2

McLaren and Button showed strong performance on Friday

After a wet first practice session on Friday morning all teams had to do the whole load of their setup work in the afternoon session. For Red Bull this is a huge disadvantage, since Sebastian Vettel lost practice 2 due to his accident in the morning.
The fastest man on Friday was Jenson Button with a time of 1:26.456, just 0.065 seconds in front of Nico Rosberg, who continues his impressive performance from the Shanghai weekend.

Istanbul - Practice 2

That is all Sebastian Vettel could do on Friday afternoon

It is difficult to judge the relative performance of the teams, even more so since Sebastian Vettel does not show up on the time sheets.
Unless held in wet conditions again, tomorrow's practice session will give more of an indication as to pole position contenders.

Friday Practice 2 - final results


1Jenson ButtonBritishMcLaren1:26.45626

2Nico RosbergGermanMercedes1:26.521+0.06529

3Lewis HamiltonBritishMcLaren1:27.033+0.57731

4Michael SchumacherGermanMercedes1:27.063+0.60721

5Mark WebberAustralianRed Bull1:27.149+0.69331

6Felipe MassaBrazilianFerrari1:27.340+0.88437

7Vitaly PetrovRussianLotus Renault1:27.517+1.06137

8Paul di RestaScottishForce India1:27.725+1.26937

9Sergio PerezMexicanSauber1:27.844+1.38832

10Adrian SutilGermanForce India1:28.052+1.59637

11Fernando AlonsoSpanishFerrari1:28.069+1.61327

12Sebastien BuemiSwissToro Rosso1:28.153+1.69736

13Nick HeidfeldGermanLotus Renault1:28.475+2.01935

14Jaime AlguersuariSpanishToro Rosso1:28.765+2.30932

15Pastor MaldonadoVenezuelanWilliams1:28.828+2.37219

16Rubens BarrichelloBrazilianWilliams1:28.946+2.49020

17Jarno TrulliItalianTeam Lotus1:29.409+2.95339

18Kamui KobayashiJapaneseSauber1:29.637+3.18127

19Heikki KovalainenFinnishTeam Lotus1:30.281+3.82537

20Jerome D'AmbrosioBelgianVirgin1:31.035+4.57928

21Timo GlockGermanVirgin1:31.221+4.76522

22Narain KarthikeyanIndianHispania1:31.320+4.86429

23Vitantonio LiuzziItalianHispania1:31.989+5.53330

24Sebastian VettelGermanRed Bull0

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