F1 2013 Spanish Grand Prix Vettel tops FP2

Sebastian Vettel returned to the top of the time sheets in a dry FP2 session in Spain today. Vettel outpaced his nearest rival and huge local favourite Fernando Alonso by a mere 0.017s. Ominously Mark Webber was third fastest in the sister RB9  with Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton rounding out the top six fastest.

Lewis Hamilton had a spin early in the session recovering without damage and there was drama for Force India’s Paul Di Resta in the final 20 minutes of the session as he was exiting the final turn onto the pits straight when a rear Pirelli P Zero tyre disintegrated in spectacular fashion. Di Resta brought the car safely to a halt on the grass just after the end of the pit lane and it was clear to see that the surface rubber of the tyre had completely stripped away. Pirelli declined to comment until the remains of the tyre had been returned and evaluated.

F1 2013 Spanish Grand Prix - Free Practice 2
Driver
Team
Car
Pos
Lap Time
Speed Kph
Diff
Total Diff
Laps
Sebastian VettelRed BullRB911m 22.808s202.3720.0000.00034
Fernando AlonsoFerrariF13821m 22.825s202.3300.0170.01735
Mark WebberRed BullRB931m 22.891s202.1690.0660.08336
Kimi RaikkonenLotusE2141m 23.030s201.8310.1390.22232
Felipe MassaFerrariF13851m 23.110s201.6360.0800.30237
Lewis HamiltonMercedesF1W0461m 23.140s201.5640.0300.33235
Nico RosbergMercedesF1W0471m 23.398s200.9400.2580.59045
Adrian SutilForce IndiaVJM0681m 23.840s199.8810.4421.03237
Jean-Eric VergneToro RossoSTR891m 24.058s199.3620.2181.25031
Paul Di-RestaForce IndiaVJM06101m 24.104s199.2530.0461.29625
Daniel RicciardoToro RossoSTR8111m 24.175s199.0850.0711.36732
Jenson ButtonMcLarenMP4-28121m 24.306s198.7760.1311.49835
Sergio PerezMcLarenMP4-28131m 24.854s197.4920.5482.04631
Valtteri BottasWilliamsFW35141m 24.888s197.4130.0342.08038
Nico HulkenbergSauberC32151m 25.167s196.7660.2792.35938
Pastor MaldonadoWilliamsFW35161m 25.321s196.4110.1542.51332
Esteban GutierrezSauberC32171m 25.441s196.1350.1202.63337
Romain GrosjeanLotusE21181m 25.851s195.1990.4103.04336
Giedo Van Der GardeCaterhamCT03191m 25.963s194.9440.1123.15530
Jules BianchiMarussiaMR02201m 26.078s194.6840.1153.27031
Charles PicCaterhamCT03211m 26.930s192.7760.8524.12235
Max ChiltonMarussiaMR02221m 26.970s192.6870.0404.16226
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