Formula 1
Hamilton tops Free Practice 2
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Hamilton tops Free Practice 2

After having missed the first 25 minutes of the session for a suspension problem, Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time for Mercedes in Free Practice 2 as he clocked 1:38.315, 1.468 faster than Fernando Alonso‘s best time of FP1. Spaniard’s Ferrari ended second. Nico Rosberg was third in the other Mercedes. Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Sebasian Vettel were fourth and fifth respectively.

Felipe Massa was sixth for Williams, chased by Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, who had time to make up after his problems in Free Practice 1. The Finn completed 25 laps without major issues. Both Scuderia Ferrari’s drivers worked on long runs on the soft tyre to check its performance over a good distance.

Jenson Button was eighth for McLaren ahead of Lotus of Romain Grosjean, whose team mate Pastor Maldonado, however, crashed as he came into the pits. Daniil Kvyat continued to impress with the Toro Rosso by rounding out the top 10.


Chinese Grand Prix, 18th April - Free Practice 2

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes F1 W051:38.3150.00025
2Fernando AlonsoFerrari F14 T1:38.456+0.14128
3Nico RosbergMercedes F1 W051:38.726+0.41130
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-Renault RB101:38.811+0.49630
5Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault RB101:39.015+0.70031
6Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes FW361:39.118+0.80325
7Kimi RäikkönenFerrari F14 T1:39.283+0.96825
8Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes MP4-291:39.491+1.17629
9Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault E221:39.537+1.22236
10Daniil KvyatToro Rosso-Renault STR91:39.648+1.33326
11Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India-Mercedes VJM071:39.736+1.42130
12Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes MP4-291:39.744+1.42929
13Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso-Renault STR91:39.759+1.44428
14Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes FW361:39.830+1.51525
15Sergio PerezSahara Force India-Mercedes VJM071:40.124+1.80932
16Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari C331:40.359+2.04432
17Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari C331:40.395+2.08030
18Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault E221:40.455+2.14012
19Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari MR031:42.327+4.01227
20Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari MR031:43.473+5.15830
21Kamui KobayashiCaterham-Renault CT051:43.530+5.21532
22Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault CT051:43.679+5.36432
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