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Free Practice 2 results - Malaysian Grand Prix 2017 // Practice ends early after drain issue causes Grosjean crash

Practice ends early after drain issue causes Grosjean crash
Credit: Haas F1 Team

There was drama in the second practice session, after a drain cover worked loose in amongst the kerbs. After a couple of cars ran over it and kicked it up, Romain Grosjean hit it at full speed. One of his tyres burst, and sent him off track into the barriers at high speed. He was okay, if a little surprised and confused, but the session was red flagged and did not get going again whilst the drainage was fixed.

Meanwhile, before that, drivers were making up for lost time in the morning, although several were still heading through the gravel on occasion. There was smoke from the back of Pierre Gasly's car at one point, and it was Sebastian Vettel who ended the session on top.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:31.26123
2Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:31.86519
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:32.09919
4Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:32.10911
5Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:32.56414
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:32.67715
7Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:32.72021
8Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:32.86220
9Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:33.06024
10Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:33.09624
11Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:33.38126
12Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:33.39420
13Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:33.67315
14Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:33.81816
15Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso1:34.04322
16Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:34.10419
17Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:34.11818
18Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:34.34317
19Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:35.24629
20Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:35.69727