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Malaysia 2012 - Free Practice 2 results // Second practice in Malaysia finds Lewis Hamilton fastest

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Lewis Hamilton made it two in a row by topping the second session of practice on Friday. This time he was doing battle with the Mercedes of Michael Schumacher, who finished second - splitting the two McLarens. Sebastian Vettel dropped down the order to tenth, and was audibly frustrated with the performance of the tyres. He wasn't the only one; many of the other drivers complained that the tyres were behaving strangely in the heat, but that just encouraged them to put more laps in to get more data. Meanwhile, Felipe Massa's new chassis saw him good enough for 16th - perhaps not the improvement he was hoping for.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:38.17228
2Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:38.53334
3Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:38.53529
4Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:38.69634
5Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:38.85333
6Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:38.89127
7Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:39.13329
8Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:39.29733
9Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:39.31122
10Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:39.40225
11Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:39.44435
12Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:39.46426
13Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:39.62520
14Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:39.68716
15Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:39.69629
16Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:40.27127
17Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:40.67834
18Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:40.94733
19Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:41.46425
20Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:41.68120
21Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:42.59418
22Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:42.87424
23Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:43.65818
24Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:43.28322

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