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Free Practice 2 results - Australian Grand Prix 2015 - Manor and McLaren suffer missed running in Melbourne

Kvyat moves up to the big league
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Nico Rosberg topped the times for the second session in a row, making it a Friday double on the first practice day of the new season. With just a tenth of a second between him and second place Lewis Hamilton, 2015 has picked up exactly where the previous season left off.

Sauber were able to participate in second practice, after sitting out the first session due to ongoing driver disputes. Manor were not quite so lucky, having to sit out the full day due to software issues hampering their modified 2014 machinery. The Ferrari duo improved their pace in the afternoon at Albert Park, with Vettel moving up to third behind the two Mercedes drivers, and Räikkönen slotting into fourth just behind him.

Super sub Kevin Magnussen rounded out the order after spinning off track and into the barriers. McLaren teammate Button suffered a power unit failure that compounded the team’s bad day. Felipe Massa also missed running after the team had to take the power unit out for repairs.

1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:27.69729
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:27.79725
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:28.41233
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:28.84233
5Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:29.26532
6Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:30.01627
7Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:30.07141
8Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:30.10411
9Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:30.20537
10Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:30.47330
11Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:30.75533
12Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:30.98032
13Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:31.38721
14Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:31.3956
15Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:32.30314
16Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Honda1:33.2894