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Abu Dhabi 2010 - Free Practice 2 // Ninety minutes of practice awaits drivers at Yas Marina

Published by Mr. C

Hülkenberg stays focused
Credit: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic

Sebastian Vettel led the times in the first session of the day, after a damp track limited drivers usual morning running. The upcoming hour and a half FP2 session should allow for more on track action, but what excitement will it bring?

Free Practice 2 starts at 13:00 GMT (17:00 local time) and runs for 90 minutes.

Weather update

clear

Yas Island, Friday

29℃

  • Low 29℃
  • Humidity 44%

Clear

Unexpected rainfall threw teams plans out of the window earlier, but FP2 is expected to be a dry throughout. More rubber should be laid on the freshly cleaned asphalt, expect times to tumble before the end of the session. The fading light may have some affect on car performance.

During FP1 track temperature rose from 31°C to 42°C while the air temperature remained a steady 29°C.

Free Practice 2 results from 2009

Last year Kovalainen topped the second Friday practice session in his McLaren. Here's how the top three finished.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Heikki KovalainenMcLaren1:41.30735
2Lewis HamiltonMcLaren1:41.50434
3Jenson ButtonBrawn GP1:41.54139

One to watch

Keep an eye on Lotus Racing, Fairuz Fauzy took Kovalainen's place in the first session and finished up at the bottom of the timesheets. However, team boss Tony Fernandes refused to be phased by the situation.

Good session. Lots of good data. No dramas.

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Predictions please

We've spent all week discussing the permutations of the World Championship, but who will end up top of the timesheets come the end of Friday. More importantly, will that mean for the psychology of our contenders?

Just in case you are fed up of all the front running talk, take a guess at how far off the leaders pace, the final car will be after 90 minutes.

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Sebastian Vettel led the times in the first session of the day, after a damp track limited drivers usual morning running.  The upcoming hour and a half FP2 session should allow for more on track action, but what excitement will it bring?
Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic

Event start

13:00GMT +00:00

12 November 2010