Alonso Beats Vettel in Second Practice - German GP
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The middle of the 90-minute session saw Alonso battle for 1st place against teammate Felipe Massa and Red Bull's Mark Webber. All drivers tried out the super soft tires during that time of the session and set their fastest times of the day, accordingly.
However, the trio was broken by Webber's teammate and crowd's favorite Sebastian Vettel, who had experienced some problems keeping his RB6 on the track midway through the FP2. After making a little excursion to the stadium, the German got back into contention for the top spots and made several attempts to take first place away from Alonso, but his best efforts were only good enough for the runner-up spot.
In the end, the Ferraris and the Red Bulls sandwiched themselves in the timing reports, followed by Mercedes GP's duo Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher. Nevertheless, both German drivers had difficulties keeping their single-seaters intact until the end, the former damaging his front wing on the kerb bollards and the latter making several off-track visits throughout the 90 minutes of action.
Lewis Hamilton completed only 10 laps on Friday afternoon, courtesy of the great work put in by his mechanics, who managed to repair his severely damaged MP4-25 from FP1. With only 15 minutes remaining on the clock, Ham got out on the track and set the 7th best time of the day, finishing ahead of Renault's Robert Kubica and Williams' duo Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg.
FP1 pace setter Adrian Sutil only managed the 14th best time of the second session, but still got to finish some 0.038 seconds ahead of reigning world champion Jenson Button.
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