Red Bull set the pace in Korea

Red Bull topped free practice two in Korea with Sebastian Vettel finishing first and teammate Mark Webber setting the second quickest time.

Vettel and Webber were closely matched in the second session with both fighting over the top spot. Behind them Fernando Alonso set the third fastest time ahead of Jenson Button in the McLaren. Button’s team mate Lewis Hamilton, who topped the time sheets in FP1, could only manage to set the eighth fastest time, whilst Felipe Massa secured the sixth fastest time of the session in the other Ferrari.

Michael Schumacher set the fifth fastest time with teammate Nico Rosberg finishing the session seventh for Mercedes as they try to make up for their disappointing race in Japan. Nico Hulkenberg and Kimi Raikkonen finished the session in the top ten, finishing ninth and tenth respectively. Romain Grosjean finished in eleventh behind teammate Raikkonen as the Lotus team begins using its new Coanda exhaust. The Lotus’ aren’t known for showing their pace in practice and they are expected to be closer to the front pack come Sunday.

Bruno Senna set the 12th quickest time in the Williams with Paul di Resta 13th in the second Force India. Kamui Kobayashi finished the session 14th following his podium in Japan. Sauber appear unlikely to replicate the same form as was seen there as Sergio Perez finished 15th after having to retire his car after a mechanical issue.

Next came the two Toro Rosso’s with Jean-Eric Vergne winning the teammate battle against Daniel Ricciardo in FP2. Behind them Pastor Maldonado finished the session 18th in the second Williams. Heikki Kovalinen was the first of the back markers finishing 19th, behind him came Timo Glock, Charles Pic, Vitaly Petrov and the two HRTs.

Red Bull come to Korea following back to back wins in Singapore and Japan with Vettel and they look likely to continue that winning form. A win in Korea could lift Vettel ahead of Alonso in the drivers Championship and help towards securing the constructors championship for the team.


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