FP2: Raikkonen pips Vettel during practice

Friday 22nd March 2013, 07:51 by TF1T Staff 

Lotus F1 Team, LAT Photographic

Kimi Raikkonen proved Lotus's Australian Grand Prix win wasn't a one-off as he continued there good form in Malaysia to go quickest during the second practice session.

It certainly wasn't a dominant performance with both Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari's Felipe Massa within a tenth of the Finn.

The top six cars were however dominated by Lotus, Red Bull and Ferrari, whilst Mercedes looked the fourth fastest team, albeit almost a second down. 

Paul di Resta split Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton who in turn split the two Force India cars.

The session was largely error free other than some minor offs as the gentle rain caught a few out. Romain Grosjean ran wide across the grass in the closing minutes.

Further back and it was McLaren once again struggling for pace in 11th and 12th whilst Jules Bianchi was once again the fastest of the new team drivers.

FP2 Times - 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix:

#DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
01. K. Raikkonen Lotus 1:36.569   28
02. S. Vettel Red Bull 1:36.588 +0.019 27
03. F. Massa Ferrari 1:36.661 +0.092 33
04 F. Alonso Ferrari 1:36.985 +0.416 23
05. M. Webber Red Bull 1:37.026 +0.457 29
06. R. Grosjean Lotus 1:37.206 +0.637 26
07. N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:37.448 +0.879 32
08. P. di Resta Force India 1:37.571 +1.002 30
09. L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:37.574 +1.005 32
10. A. Sutil Force India 1:37.788 +1.219 10
11. S. Perez McLaren 1:37.838 +1.269 21
12. J. Button McLaren 1:37.865 +1.296 29
13. N. Hulkenberg Sauber 1:38.068 +1.499 31
14. E. Gutierrez Sauber 1:38.645 +2.076 23
15. J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:38.738 +2.169 31
16. P. Maldonado Williams 1:38.801 +2.232 27
17. D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:38.904 +2.335 31
18. J. Bianchi Marussia 1:39.508 +2.939 30
19. V. Bottas Williams 1:39.660 +3.091 28
20. C. Pic Caterham 1:40.757 +4.188 29
21. G. van der Garde Caterham 1:40.768 +4.199 32
22. M. Chilton Marussia 1:41.438 +4.869 23

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