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Free Practice 2 results - Australia 2014 // Hülkenberg and Grosjean end up beached in the gravel

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Hamilton in the Mercedes during free practice
Credit: Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg set the early benchmark for second practice, whilst teammate Lewis Hamilton managed to pick himself up after his disappointing first session. Once the soft tyres went on, Rosberg lowered his top time, but was beaten by Lewis who remained fastest overall.

There was some side by side racing action as Esteban Gutiérrez got in the way of Sebastian Vettel, and the defending champion was determined to get past. The Sauber driver was squeezed off track as the pair fought for track space... in practice!

Lotus struggled with both their drivers, but Romain Grosjean did manage to complete twelve laps before ending up in the gravel. The Frenchman hit the wall before spinning off track, thankfully with just a few minutes left of the session.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:29.62537
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:29.78231
3Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:30.13228
4Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:30.38141
5Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:30.51033
6Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:30.53838
7Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:30.89832
8Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:30.92038
9Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:31.03134
10Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:31.05433
11Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:31.06035
12Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:31.11931
13Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:31.28336
14Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:32.35536
15Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:32.46826
16Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:32.49536
17Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:33.48629
18Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:33.64612
19Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:34.75729
20Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 TeamNo time1
21Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 TeamNo time0
22Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 TeamNo time0

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