F1 2013

Advantage Red Bull – Singapore FP2

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber stamped their authority on FP2 of this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix with a more-than-convincing performance that saw their main rivals Mercedes well off their pace.

The Anglo-Austrian team dominated the afternoon session in both high and low fuel trim, with the variation in speed between the soft and hard Pirelli compounds not seeming to make any difference to their astounding margin over their rivals.

Ferrari, Force India and Williams continued to struggle to find the perfect set-up for the weekend, while McLaren appeared to find more of a sweetspot than they had in the morning session with Jenson Button and Sergio Perez spending large chunks of the running within the top ten after a tentative start from the Briton. Pastor Maldonado shunted his FW35 at slow speed into the barriers with half an hour left on the clock, and the Venezuelan called it a day close to the end after another leery off-track moment – he was 0.3 slower than team-mate Bottas who has never raced at Marina Bay before.

CLASSIFICATION – FP2 – SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

POS DRIVER TEAM LAP TIME
1 Vettel Red Bull 1:44:249
2 Webber Red Bull 1:44:853
3 Rosberg Mercedes 1:45:258
4 Hamilton Mercedes 1:45:368
5 Grosjean Lotus 1:45:411
6 Alonso Ferrari 1:45:691
7 Button McLaren 1:45:754
8 Raikkonen Lotus 1:45:778
9 Sutil Force India 1:46:002
10 Perez McLaren 1:46:025
11 Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:46:406
12 Vergne Toro Rosso 1:46:429
13 Di Resta Force India 1:46:606
14 Hulkenberg Sauber 1:46:808
15 Massa Ferrari 1:46:870
16 Gutierrez Sauber 1:47:287
17 Bottas Williams 1:47:434
18 Maldonado Williams 1:47:761
19 Van Der Garde Caterham 1:49:434
20 Pic Caterham 1:49:526
21 Chilton Marussia 1:49:619
22 Bianchi Marussia 1:49:731
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