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2015 Brazilian GP: Rosberg, Hamilton fastest in practice

2015-11-13 20:47

ROSBERG FASTEST AT INTERLAGOS: Mercedes' Nico Rosberg sets the pace during the second practice session ahead of the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo. Image: AP / Silvia Izquierdo

Sao Paulo - Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg posted the fastest practice time on Friday at Interlagos ahead of the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix ahead of already crowned champion Lewis Hamilton.

Rosberg had the best result of the day, setting a lap of 1min12.385 seconds in the afternoon session, which was run in light rain.

His team mate Hamilton was next with a best lap of 1min12:843, also in the afternoon session. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen came third and fourth, respectively. Home favorites Felipe Massa of Williams and Felipe Nasr of Sauber finished 10th and 13th.

Penultimate race

Mercedes has already won the constructors' title and Hamilton has clinched the drivers' title — suggesting it may be another victory on Sunday for F1's dominant team in the penultimate race of the season.

Hamilton won the season title last month at the United States Grand Prix. He arrived in Sao Paulo a day late, acknowledging he was delayed following a late-night car crash in Monaco where he ran into a stationary vehicle.

He has declined to give details and has declined questions.

As it happened: 2015 Brazilian GP - 2nd practice

2015 Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos: Practice results

Second practice

1 Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes 1:12.385
2 Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes 1:12.843
3 Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari 1:13.345
4 Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari 1:13.500
5 Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull 1:13.585
6 Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams 1:13.603
7 Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus 1:13.634
8 Nico Hlkenberg (GER) Force India 1:13.710
9 Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Red Bull 1:13.848
10 Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams 1:13.870
11 Sergio Perez (MEX) Force India 1:14.056
12 Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus 1:14.124
13 Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber AG 1:14.134
14 Max Verstappen (NED) Toro Rosso 1:14.226
15 Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Toro Rosso 1:14.326
16 Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren 1:14.644
17 Marcus Ericsson (SWE) Sauber AG 1:14.772
18 Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren 1:15.129
19 Will Stevens (GBR) Marussia 1:16.501
20 Alexander Rossi (USA) Marussia 1:16.787

First practice session

1 Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes 1:13.543
2 Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes 1:14.062
3 Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari 1:14.168
4 Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull 1:14.449
5 Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari 1:14.549
6 Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Red Bull 1:14.696
7 Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams 1:14.886
8 Max Verstappen (NED) Toro Rosso 1:14.960
9 Nico Hlkenberg (GER) Force India 1:15.174
10 Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus 1:15.192
11 Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Toro Rosso 1:15.314
12 Jolyon Palmer (ENG) Lotus 1:15.352
13 Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren 1:15.379
14 Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber AG 1:15.381
15 Sergio Perez (MEX) Force India 1:15.408
16 Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren 1:15.413
17 Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams 1:15.469
18 Marcus Ericsson (SWE) Sauber AG 1:15.798
19 Alexander Rossi (USA) Marussia 1:17.860
20 Will Stevens (GBR) Marussia 1:18.090


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