Vettel tops practice session
Championship-chasing German Sebastian Vettel topped the times in Friday’s second free practice session ahead of this weekend’s potentially decisive Singapore Grand Prix.Updated: Oct 14, 2011 15:58 IST
Championship-chasing German Sebastian Vettel topped the times in Friday’s second free practice session ahead of this weekend’s potentially decisive Singapore Grand Prix.
The 24-year-old Red Bull driver clocked the fastest lap of one minute and 46.374 seconds to finish the day two-tenths of a second ahead of nearest rival; two-time champion Spaniard Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.
Briton Lewis Hamilton of McLaren, quickest in a incident-packed opening session, came third in the later run ahead of Brazilian Felipe Massa in the second Ferrari.
Track repairs delay practice
The first practice was delayed due problems with kerbing along the Singapore street-circuit and when proceedings finally began 30 minutes late it was punctuated by red flagged interruptions for various minor incidents.
The second period of action was more straightforward as the teams acclimatised to the choking heat of 32 degrees Celsius and heavy humidity, with the main talking point being Jenson Button’s mid-practice withdrawal.
First Published: Sep 23, 2011 23:29 IST