2014 Malaysian GP: Second practice

2014-03-28 10:16

SEPANG Malaysia - Mercedes has confirmed it's the team to beat at the 2014 Malaysian Formula 1 GP by setting the fastest times in both the first and second practice sessions, though Ferrari was surprisingly competitive.

Nico Rosberg, winner of the 2014 season-opening Australian GP, was fastest in the second session and overall with a time of 1min39.909.

He edged out Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen by just three-hundredths of a second.

Raikkonen, who struggled in Melbourne, was also second-fastest in the morning session behind's Rosberg's Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.

The top seven cars in the afternoon session were separated by less than four-tenths of a second, increasing the likelihood of a competitive race on Sunday (March 30).

Second practice - 2014 Malaysian F1 GP
1 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1min39.909
2 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1min39.944
3 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull - Renault 1min39.970
4 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1min40.051
5 Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1min40.103
6 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes 1min40.112
7 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull - Renault 1min40.276
8 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1min40.628
9 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams-Mercedes 1min40.638
10 Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India - Mercedes 1min40.691
11 Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso - Renault 1min40.777
12 Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) McLaren 1min41.014
13 Adrian Sutil (Germany) Sauber - Ferrari 1min41.257
14 Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso - Renault 1min41.325
15 Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber - Ferrari 1min41.407
16 Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India - Mercedes 1min41.671
17 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus - Renault 1min42.531
18 Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia - Ferrari 1min43.638
19 Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia - Ferrari 1min43.752
20 Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Caterham - Renault 1min45.703
21 Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Caterham - Renault No Time
22 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus - Renault No Time

First practice

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