Red Bull restored the status quo on the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Friday evening as Sebastian Vettel
and Mark Webber
dominated the second free practice session for the 2013 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix. The German finished on 1m 44.249s, 0.604s faster than the Australian's 1m 44.853s, and a whole second up on Nico Rosberg
as he lapped his Mercedes
in 1m 45.258s with team mate Lewis Hamilton
right behind on 1m 45.368s.
ahead of Ferrari
with 1m 45.411s to Fernando Alonso
's 1m 45.691s, despite the Frenchman suffering more technical problems on his E21, with Jenson Button
taking an encouraging seventh for McLaren
with 1m 45.754s ahead of Kimi Raikkonen
in the second Lotus on 1m 45.778s.
made progress for Force India
to take ninth on 1m 46.002s, narrowly ahead of Sergio Perez
in the second McLaren on 1m 46.025s. Daniel Ricciardo
was 11th for Toro Rosso on 1m 46.406s with team mate Jean-Eric Vergne
right on his tail with 1m 46.429s despite two minor offs. Paul di Resta
was next for Force India on 1m 46.606s, chased by the Sauber
s of Nico Hulkenberg
and Esteban Gutierrez
on 1m 46.808s and 1m 47.287s, as they sandwiched Felipe Massa
's Ferrari in which the Brazilian recorded 1m 46.870s after brushing a wall.
dropped down the order with 17th and 18th places, Valtteri Bottas
on 1m 47.434s and Pastor Maldonado
on 1m 47.761s. The Venezuelan damaged his FW35's front wing after going straight on in Turn 13 and had several further off-track moments.
Caterham asserted themselves over Marussia
, but it was close. Giedo van der Garde
headed the quartet on 1m 49.434s ahead of Charles Pic
on 1m 49.526s, but Max Chilton
was right there with 1m 49.619s ahead of Jules Bianchi
on 1m 49.731s. (Formula1.com)