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Shanghai 2009: Friday Practice Two

Shanghai 2009: Friday Practice Two

Following the surprising upturn in form from the McLaren in the first practice, Lewis Hamilton would find his fortune fade after lunch as the reigning world champion went from the top of the timing sheet down to P13. Instead, both Brawns came alive and dominated around the Shanghai circuit, and Nico Rosberg once again shone in the Williams FW31. Sebastian Vettel joined his team mate Mark Webber at the sharp end of the lap times and both Toyotas continued to run well.

It wasn’t just Nico Rosberg who improved, as his team mate Kazuki Nakajima shot up to seventh late in the session. Heikki Kovalainen also showed promise in the second McLaren, posting a time 0.3s faster than Hamilton’s, despite piloting the car without the aerodynamic modifications that could be found on his team mate’s.

Both BMWs rested towards the bottom of the timing sheets again, although they will almost undoubtedly show their pace tomorrow in qualifying. Both Ferraris looked decidedly off-colour in China, as did Hamilton’s McLaren and Alonso’s Renault.

Shanghai 2009
Friday Free Practice Two

Lap Time
Fastest Time Set

Laps Set
Number Laps Set

1. British FlagJenson Button Brawn 1m35.679s 35 Laps
2. German FlagNico Rosberg Williams 1m35.704s 36 Laps
3. Brazilian FlagRubens Barrichello Brawn 1m35.881s 35 Laps
4. australian FlagMark Webber Red Bull Racing 1m36.105s 32 Laps
5. German FlagSebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1m36.026s 22 Laps
6. Italian FlagJarno Trulli Toyota 1m36.167s 42 Laps
7. Japanese FlagKazuki Nakajima Williams 1m36.377s 32 Laps
8. German FlagTimo Glock Toyota 1m36.548s 40 Laps
9. Finnish FlagHeikki Kovalainen McLaren 1m36.674s 34 Laps
10. French FlagSebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m36.800s 34 Laps
11. German FlagAdrian Sutil Force India 1m36.829s 30 Laps
12. Brazilian FlagFelipe Massa Ferrari 1m36.847s 34 Laps
13. British FlagLewis Hamilton McLaren 1m36.941s 28 Laps
14. Finnish FlagKimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m37.054s 33 Laps
15. Swiss FlagSebastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m37.219s 34 Laps
16. Brazilian FlagNelson Piquet Jr. Renault 1m37.273s 36 Laps
17. Polish FlagRobert Kubica BMW 1m37.491s 34 Laps
18. German FlagNick Heidfeld BMW 1m37.544s 28 Laps
19. Spanish FlagFernando Alonso Renault 1m37.638s 28 Laps
20. Italian FlagGiancarlo Fisichella Force India 1m37.750s 31 Laps

Oliver White

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