Sebastian Vettel stayed on top in FP2 as the German posted a lap time of 1:26.221, a tenth quicker than Webber's 1:26.339 but crucially over 6 tenths quicker than Alonso's 1:26.820. India continued the trend which we've seen this season of lap times being considerably slower than last year. In 2011, Felipe Massa topped the FP2 1:25.706, 6 tenths quicker than Vettel managed today in RB7.
However, Massa had a day to forget after he ran over the kerbs and damaged his tyres twice today. The Brazilian, had a similar run at last year's Indian GP which forced him to retire from the race. This year, he was forced to sit in the garage for most of the session before coming back at the end of the session on a damaged set of tyres.
At the front, Nico Rosberg was impressive with 1:27.022, his time was a mere 8 thousandth of a second quicker than Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen as he clocked 4th fastest time of the session. Both the McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button spent most part of the session on long high fuel runs as they finished the session in 6th and 7th place respectively. McLaren later reported that they were suffering with tyre temperature on soft tyres which is hampering their single lap pace.
Force India performed much better on soft tyres with drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta setting 8th and 11th fastest time of the day. Earlier this morning, neither of the driver made into the top 10 where everyone ran on prime tyres.
Romain Grosjean was 9th fastest in the second Lotus ahead of Bruno Senna who ran as high as 4th after posting an excellent lap time on hard tyres. Saubers of Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi will be disappointed with their performance as they were only 12th and 16th fastest respectively. At the back of the grid, Narain Karthikeyan finished the session as 23rd fastest.
From both the practice sessions, its clear that Vettel and Red Bull are the favourites to win the race with Ferrari and McLaren also looking strong. Who do you think will win the Indian Grand Prix? Let us know through the comments section below.
1 Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull 1:26.221secs
2 Mark Webber - Red Bull 1:26.339 +0.118
3 Fernando Alonso - Ferrari 1:26.820 +0.599
4 Nico Rosberg - Mercedes 1:27.022 +0.801
5 Kimi Raikkonen - Lotus 1:27.030 +0.809
6 Lewis Hamilton - McLaren 1:27.131 +0.910
7 Jenson Button - McLaren 1:27.182 +0.961
8 Nico Hulkenberg - Force India 1:27.233 +1.012
9 Romain Grosjean - Lotus 1:27.397 +1.176
10 Bruno Senna - Williams 1:27.738 +1.517