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Free Practice 2 results - Austrian Grand Prix 2015 - Vettel tops the times amidst gearbox troubles

Red Bull mechanic works on the car
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After a slow start to the day, Sebastian Vettel zoomed to the top of the timesheets for second practice on Friday. He sat out the first session due to gearbox issues, and they cropped up again during the second half of the afternoon. He’d already set the fastest lap time, with Nico Rosberg just one hundredth of a second behind him.

The two McLaren drivers completed just 17 laps each, but everyone else (barring Vettel) managed more than 30. Grosjean was on the pace in 7th, despite missing out on first practice after handing his car to a Friday driver. Daniel Ricciardo didn’t have such luck, finishing way down in 17th, splitting the McLarens.

1Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:09.60028
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:09.61150
3Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:09.86041
4Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:09.91444
5Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:10.13749
6Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:10.16049
7Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:10.26738
8Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:10.35648
9Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:10.49539
10Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:10.58546
11Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:10.63150
12Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:10.68648
13Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:10.74440
14Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:10.74634
15Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:11.01142
16Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:11.51717
17Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:11.67638
18Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:11.91917
19Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:12.52234
20Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:13.09434