Vettel tops practice 2 in Abu Dhabi

A happy world champion

Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber posted lap times a full third of a second quicker than their nearest competition in Free Practice 2 in Abu Dhabi.

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) and Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) rounded out the top five.

The top 10 at the end of FP2 were: F1 champion Vettel followed by Webber, Hamilton, Raikkonen, Rosberg, Perez, Button, Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Hulkenberg and Felipe Massa (Ferrari.)

“It’s difficult to say today how we compare to the others, we know the Lotus is quick here, but we also had decent pace today," said Vettel afterwards.

"It’s not always so easy at this circuit with the conditions changing throughout the day; we start in the sun and finish at night and the track temperature changes during that time. But, no big issues, so I’m pretty happy."


Pos Driver Nationality Team Time
1. Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull-Renault 1:41.335
2. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault 1:41.490
3. Lewis Hamilton Britain Mercedes GP 1:41.690
4. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Lotus-Renault 1:41.726
5. Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes GP 1:41.758
6. Sergio Perez Mexico McLaren-Mercedes 1:42.006
7. Jenson Button Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1:42.010
8. Fernando Alonso Spain Ferrari 1:42.171
9. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Sauber-Ferrari 1:42.324
10. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari 1:42.440
11. Esteban Gutierrez Mexico Sauber-Ferrari 1:42.509
12. Romain Grosjean France Lotus-Renault 1:42.607
13. Paul di Resta Britain Force India-Mercedes 1:42.806
14. Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Williams-Renault 1:42.952
15. Adrian Sutil Germany Force India-Mercedes 1:42.998
16. Daniel Ricciardo Australia Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:43.152
17. Jean-Eric Vergne France Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:43.271
18. Valtteri Bottas Finland Williams-Renault 1:43.566
19. Giedo van der Garde Netherlands Caterham-Renault 1:44.138
20. Jules Bianchi France Marussia-Cosworth 1:44.459
21. Charles Pic France Caterham-Renault 1:44.525
22. Max Chilton Britain Marussia-Cosworth 1:45.565

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