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
|13||Di Resta||Force India||1:46:606|
|19||Van Der Garde||Caterham||1:49:434|