FP2: Button quickest on Friday in Spain

Friday 11th May 2012, 17:57 by Ryan Wood 

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Jenson Button was quickest on Friday in Barcelona, putting his McLaren top with a time of 1:23.254, just over a tenth and a half quicker than Sebastian Vettel.

The German slotted in second but had led before Button switched to the softer tyre.

Nico Rosberg was third quickest ahead of Button's team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who finished ahead of the Lotus pair of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean respectively.

Mark Webber, Kamui Kobayashi and Nico Hulkenberg rounded off the top ten whilst FP1 leader Fernando Alonso, languished in 14th.

Narain Karthikeyan failed to set a timed lap after stopping on-track with an electrical problem.

2012 Spanish GP FP2 Results:

#DriverTeamTimeGapLaps 
01. J. Button McLaren 1:23.254
38
02. S. Vettel Red Bull 1:23.401 +0.164 38
03. N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:23.663 +0.372 41
04. L. Hamilton McLaren 1:23.782 +0.510 32
05. K. Raikkonen Lotus 1:23.796 +0.519 32
06. R. Grosjean Lotus 1:23.899 +0.565 37
07. M. Webber Red Bull 1:24.976 +0.666 34
08. M. Schumacher Mercedes 1:24.197 +0.681 36
09. K. Kobayashi Sauber 1:24.401 +0.815 41
10. N. Hulkenberg Force India 1:24.895 +0.966 22
11. F. Massa Ferrari 1:24.918 +1.019 32
12. S. Perez Sauber 1:24.977 +1.023 32
13. P. Maldonado Williams 1:24.067 +1.069 40
14. F. Alonso Ferrari 1:24.128 +1.201 33
15. P. di Resta Force India 1:24.336 +1.289 30
16. J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:24.536 +1.334 34
17. D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:24.623 +1.370 37
18. B. Senna Williams 1:25.694 +1.648 42
19. H. Kovalainen Caterham 1:26.773 +2.897 36
20. V. Petrov Caterham 1:26.532 +3.341 35
21. T. Glock Marussia 1:27.267 +3.915 27
22. C. Pic Marussia 1:27.654 +4.265 30
23. P. de la Rosa HRT 1:28.973 +4.836 26
24. N. Karthikeyan HRT No Time   2

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