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Free Practice 2 results - Malaysian Grand Prix 2015 - Vettel and Merhi spin as Hamilton regains the top spot

Kvyat finds teases speed from his Red Bull
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Lewis Hamilton was back on top of the timesheets for second practice, although he was still suffering some engine and gearbox issues throughout the ninety minute session. Sebastian Vettel spun during one of his qualifying lap practices, admitting later that he was pushing too hard to see where the limits were.

Roberto Merhi also spun off, beaching his Manor in the gravel and causing a red flag. The team completed 18 laps during the session though, bringing their total to 34 for the day. Ferrari continued to show good pace, with Daniil Kvyat also up in the top four. Fellow Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo had an engine issue that saw him finish tenth.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:39.79016
2Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:40.16329
3Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:40.21826
4Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:40.34617
5Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:40.45031
6Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:40.56027
7Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:40.65229
8Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.22030
9Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:41.26130
10Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:41.7998
11Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:41.87715
12Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:41.98830
13Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.24224
14Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:42.29131
15Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.33028
16Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:42.50625
17Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:42.63724
18Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:42.9487
19Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:45.70412
20Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:47.2296