Singapore’s second practice sessions wrapped up earlier and while Brawn continue to look strong, they weren’t quite as dominant on their second runs with Sebastian Vettel taking the top spot for Red Bull Racing. Fernando Alonso also improved and managed to get his Renault in to P2 while Heikki Kovalainen comfortably outpaced his team mate with a 1m48.952s in comparison to Lewis Hamilton’s 1m49.358s. Jenson Button completed 34 laps to get into P5 and was the busiest driver of the evening along with Williams’s Kazuki Nakajima.
Mark Webber had been running ahead of his team mate for the first half of the session but unfortunately spun his RB5 in the final corner and clouted the barrier. The Red Bull sustained damage and the session was stopped briefly while the car was recovered. This forced Webber to sit out of the second half of the running while Red Bull mechanics frantically set about rebuilding the machine.
Ferrari appear to be struggling a little and although both pilots improved between the two practice session today, Kimi Raikkonen slipped from ninth to fourteenth. this means Giancarlo Fisichella is closer to his team mate, but the Italian could only improve from seventeenth to sixteenth.
McLaren also seem a little up-and-down, but the overall package the team has this weekend will probably be solid, if not spectacular in comparison to the Brawn and Red Bull. BMW look to have found some improvement although this is likely because the tighter and twistier nature of the Marina Bay circuit favours the F1.09 as opposed to the open and fast-flowing Monza and spa Francorchamps.
|1.||Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing||1m48.650s||31 Laps|
|2.||Fernando Alonso Renault||1m48.924s||27 Laps|
|3.||Heikki Kovalainen McLaren||1m48.952s||30 Laps|
|4.||Nick Heidfeld BMW||1m49.098s||31 Laps|
|5.||Jenson Button Brawn||1m49.311s||34 Laps|
|6.||Mark Webber Red Bull Racing||1m49.317s||14 Laps|
|7.||Nico Rosberg Williams||1m49.333s||33 Laps|
|8.||Timo Glock Toyota||1m49.342s||30 Laps|
|9.||Lewis Hamilton McLaren||1m49.358s||28 Laps|
|10.||Robert Kubica BMW||1m49.609s||24 Laps|
|11.||Rubens Barrichello Brawn||1m49.616s||30 Laps|
|12.||Adrian Sutil Force India||1m49.710s||31 Laps|
|13.||Jarno Trulli Toyota||1m49.795s||29 Laps|
|14.||Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari||1m49.941s||29 Laps|
|15.||Kazuki Nakajima Williams||1m50.023s||29 Laps|
|16.||Giancarlo Fisichella Ferrari||1m50.253s||31 Laps|
|17.||Sebastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso||1m50.527s||29 Laps|
|18.||Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India||1m50.605s||28 Laps|
|19.||Romain Grosjean Renault||1m50.972s||17 Laps|
|20.||Jaime Alguersuari Scuderia Toro Rosso||1m51.423s||31 Laps|