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Free Practice 2 results - Japan 2014 // Ricciardo, Gutiérrez and Kobayashi all crash at Suzuka

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Button finds good pace in second practice
Credit: McLaren Mercedes

Where the first practice session was relatively quiet, the second had barely gotten going before drivers were in the wall. Kamui Kobayashi sat out the first session in favour of Friday driver Roberto Merhi, and his inexperience showed as he crashed into the barriers early on. Daniel Ricciardo also ended up with his Red Bull squashed into the tyre barrier, with Esteban Gutiérrez rounding out the hat trick later in the session.

Jean-Éric Vergne managed to stop out on track with an engine problem, get back to the pit lane and rejoin the action, only for his Toro Rosso to give up for a second time. Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets, after clinging on to the car after his own out of control moment, with Nico Rosberg three tenths behind.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:35.07828
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:35.31827
3Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:36.27924
4Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:36.40928
5Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:36.43624
6Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:36.52919
7Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:36.63726
8Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:36.71431
9Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:36.94327
10Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:37.1863
11Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:37.21919
12Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:37.50416
13Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:37.56331
14Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:37.70018
15Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:37.7868
16Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:37.79827
17Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:38.01025
18Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:38.3659
19Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:39.06922
20Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:39.30620
21Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:39.33324
22Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:42.7603

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