Red Bull surge to 1-2 in Friday practice

Sebastian Vetttel finishes Friday practice on top

Sebastian Vetttel finishes Friday practice on top

Sebastian Vettel led a Red Bull 1-2 to wrap up Friday practice for the Singapore Grand Prix.

After trading blows on the soft tyres with Webber gaining a slight advantage, Vettel turned a lap of 1:44.249s to beat Webber by .604s once the pair had moved to the supersoft rubber.

Nico Rosberg was third fastest on a promising opening day for Mercedes which has shown a distinct liking for high downforce circuits this season.

Team-mate Lewis Hamilton was fourth quickest after going fastest in the opening session.

Romain Grosjean managed to finish with the fifth fastest time with Fernando Alonso sixth ahead of Jenson Button’s McLaren, Kimi Raikkonen with Adrian Sutil and Sergio Perez rounding out the top 10.

See below for the Practice 2 result result

Pos Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:44.249 34
2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:44.853 0.604 30
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:45.258 1.009 34
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:45.368 1.119 33
5 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:45.411 1.162 18
6 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:45.691 1.442 32
7 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:45.754 1.505 30
8 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:45.778 1.529 32
9 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:46.002 1.753 27
10 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1:46.025 1.776 31
11 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:46.406 2.157 34
12 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:46.429 2.180 33
13 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:46.606 2.357 33
14 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:46.808 2.559 36
15 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:46.870 2.621 33
16 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:47.287 3.038 29
17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:47.434 3.185 33
18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:47.761 3.512 25
19 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:49.434 5.185 34
20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:49.526 5.277 34
21 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:49.619 5.370 33
22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:49.731 5.482 30

See below for the Practice 1 result

Pos Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:47.055 20
2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:47.420 0.365 20
3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:47.885 0.830 19
4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:48.239 1.184 23
5 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:48.354 1.299 18
6 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:48.355 1.300 12
7 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:48.362 1.307 21
8 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1:49.267 2.212 20
9 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:49.348 2.293 23
10 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:49.355 2.300 21
11 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:49.481 2.426 20
12 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:49.493 2.438 16
13 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:49.510 2.455 21
14 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:49.608 2.553 20
15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:49.887 2.832 18
16 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:50.092 3.037 20
17 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:50.222 3.167 17
18 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:50.757 3.702 16
19 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:52.359 5.304 16
20 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:52.673 5.618 15
21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:52.920 5.865 24
22 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:53.647 6.592 23

 

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