Trailing Vettel was McLaren's Jenson Button, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Mark Webber.
The fastest time, however was 0.783 seconds slower than the fastest time in first practice last year as drivers complained of the track being 'green' due to no racing having taken place on it since last year's race.
New tyre compounds brought by F1's tyre supplier Pirelli mitigated the fact that the circuit was much cleaner than last year, with none of the dust seen at last year's opening session.
Due to the nature of the new tyre compounds, hard and soft for this race, and the low grip of the track drivers also spent a fair amount of time trying to judge the best spots to use the Drag Reduction System (DRS) for qualifying.
The track is expected to get much faster as the weekend wears on and it seems like there won't be any canine invasion either like last year either.
Narain Karthikeyan completed 24 laps in the session setting the 22nd fastest time ahead of the Marussia F1 of Timo Glock and HRT F1 teammate Pedro De La Rosa.
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