FP2: Red Bull dominate second Indian practice

Friday 26th October 2012, 11:46 by Ryan Wood 

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Red Bull dominated the second practice session for the Indian Grand Prix with Sebastian Vettel retaining the top spot following his good form in FP1.

The German sat ahead of his team-mate Mark Webber by just over a tenth, but the gap to third placed man Fernando Alonso was a further six tenths.

The pace of the RB8 will be of further concern for Ferrari who are struggling to provide Alonso with a car capable of challenging for wins in the latter stage of the season.

Nico Rosberg slotted in behind the Spaniard with Kimi Raikkonen leading the McLaren pairing.

The session was largely uneventful other than a few spins, two of which came courtesy of Felipe Massa who complained about his balance. The second spin all but ended his session.

Sergio Perez, who handed his car to Esteban Guttierez for FP1, jumped back into his Sauber to finish 12th quickest.

FP2: 2012 Indian Grand Prix Times

#No.DriverTeamTimeGapLaps 
01 1 S. Vettel Red Bull 1:26.221   35
02 2 M. Webber Red Bull 1:26.339 0.118 33
03 5 F. Alonso Ferrari 1:26.820 0.599 34
04 8 N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:27.022 0.801 38
05 9 K. Räikkönen Lotus 1:27.030 0.809 40
06 4 L. Hamilton McLaren 1:27.131 0.910 38
07 3 J. Button McLaren 1:27.182 0.961 24
08 12 N. Hulkenberg Force India 1:27.233 1.012 37
09 10 R. Grosjean Lotus 1:27.397 1.176 36
10 19 B. Senna Williams 1:27.738 1.517 36
11 11 P. di Resta Force India 1:28.004 1.783 32
12 15 S. Perez Sauber 1:28.178 1.957 39
13 7 M. Schumacher Mercedes 1:28.222 2.001 37
14 16 D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:28.239 2.018 37
15 6 F. Massa Ferrari 1:28.296 2.075 23
16 14 K. Kobayashi Sauber 1:28.455 2.234 40
17 18 P. Maldonado Williams 1:28.596 2.375 38
18 17 J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:29.167 2.946 35
19 20 H. Kovalainen Caterham 1:29.320 3.099 43
20 21 V. Petrov Caterham 1:29.606 3.385 22
21 22 P. de la Rosa HRT 1:30.950 4.729 37
22 24 T. Glock Marussia 1:31.113 4.892 35
23 23 N. Karthikeyan HRT 1:31.372 5.151 20
24 25 C. Pic Marussia 1:31.493 5.272 31

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