Massa edges Raikkonen in second Shanghai practice

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Friday 12th April, 2013 - 6:08pm

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Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa

Ferrari’s Felipe Massa continued his recent form resurgence by topping the second practice session ahead of Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.

The Brazilian, who has out-qualified team-mate Fernando Alonso for each of the last four races, lapped 0.15s quicker than second fastest man Kimi Raikkonen in the 90 minute session.

Fernando Alonso, who has never been out-qualified by a team-mate for five consecutive races in his entire Grand Prix career, was third fastest.

Practice 1 pace-setter Nico Rosberg had to settle for fourth, albeit within 0.5s of Massa’s benchmark.

Mark Webber, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Adrian Sutil, Paul di Resta and Sebastian Vettel rounded out the top 10.

Sergio Perez again struck trouble in the second McLaren, clipping the barriers after spinning through the gravel at Turn 8.

A final 60 minute practice will precede qualifying tomorrow.

See below for the full Practice 2 result  

Pos

Driver

Team

Time/Retired

Gap

1 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:35.340
2 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:35.492 0.152
3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:35.755 0.415
4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:35.819 0.479
5 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:36.092 0.752
6 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:36.432 1.092
7 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:36.496 1.156
8 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:36.514 1.174
9 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:36.595 1.255
10 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:36.791 1.451
11 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1:36.940 1.600
12 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:36.963 1.623
13 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:37.103 1.763
14 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:37.206 1.866
15 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:38.127 2.787
16 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:38.185 2.845
17 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.211 2.871
18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:38.276 2.936
19 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:38.725 3.385
20 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:39.271 3.931
21 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:39.814 4.474
22 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:43.227 7.887

 

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