Chinese GP: Schumacher tops dry practice 2


Michael Schumacher turned the fastest lap in his Mercedes to lead the second practice session for the Chinese GP F1 race at Shanghai with a lap of 1m35.973s. He was the only driver to break into the 1m35s bracket.

Lewis Hamilton was 2nd for McLaren and Sebastian Vettel 3rd for Red Bull. Mark Webber was fourth in the second Red Bull Renault, with Nico Rosberg fifth, Jenson Button sixth and Komai Kobayashi in seventh for Sauber.

Paul Di Resta ended the day in eighth for Force India, just ahead of teammate Nico Hulkenberg and Fernando Alonso rounded out the top 10 for Ferrari.

Michael Schumacher
"It was a trouble-free day, and I am quite happy with how our car is handling so far here. The balance of the car was reasonably good, and obviously a balanced car contributes a lot to lap time. As a team, we are a lot stronger in certain areas this season, and we have a much better base to work from, although we are not quite where we want to be with this car yet but I am confident we will get there. We will now have to look deeper into the data in order to find out where we really are here, but I am looking forward to tomorrow's qualifying."



Driver Team Time Behind Laps
1. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m35.973 +0.000s 32
2. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m36.145s +0.172 29
3. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m36.160s +0.187 26
4. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m36.433s +0.460 23
5. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m36.617s +0.644 30
6. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m36.711s +0.738 27
7. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m36.956s +0.983 28
8. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m36.966s +0.993 30
9. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m37.191s +1.218 30
10. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m37.316s +1.343 32
11. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m37.417s +1.444 22
12. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m37.616s +1.643 33
13. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m37.836s +1.863 30
14. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m37.930s +1.957 31
15. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m37.972s +1.999 25
16. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m38.176s +2.203 34
17. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m38.293s +2.320 30
18. Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1m38.783s +2.810 37
19. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m38.990s +3.017 36
20. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1m39.346s +3.373 19
21. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1m39.651s +3.678 15
22. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1m40.343s +4.370 24
23. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1m40.753s +4.780 30

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