Brazilian GP - FP2 Report - Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time as competition gets hot

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Grande Prêmio do Brasil, Brazilian GP, São Paulo - Free Practice Session 2 Result

Competition just get hotter in Brazil as the track temperature rises to 47deg. In a good summer afternoon here at Sao Paulo, the top 8 drivers in Free Practice Session 2, are just half a second separated form each other. To be precise by only 0.480sec.

Mercedes showed a lot of improved in FP2 times as Michael is just 0.3 of a second slower to Hamilton's fastest time and finished ahead of Massa, Button and Rosberg.

Hamilton just managed to kick Vettel from the top but still the game is on for final countdown here in qualifying and race. Mark Webber followed his teammate to third with Fernando Alonso taking the lead in Ferrari this time with an engine change.

Sahara Force India again looking for a stronger finish to end this year on high note finished the session in 9th and 10th position.

It is very peculiar to note that, Force India Duos' are followed by Renault Duo, which in turn followed by Sauber, Toro Rosso, Williams, Lotus, Virgin and HRT Duos' in order.

Team Lotus have improved a lot as there is a significant improvement in their time. They are almost able to match the Williams times. Behind them there is a gap of almost 2sec with Virgin and HRT.

Felipe Massa, Bruno Senna and Rubens Barrichello are the local heros' at Sao Paulo.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mclaren - Mercedes 1min 13.392sec
35
2 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull - Renault 1min 13.559sec 0.167 41
3 Mark Webber Red Bull - Renault 1min 13.587sec 0.195 41
4 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1min 13.598sec 0.206 35
5 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 1min 13.723sec 0.331 38
6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1min 13.750sec 0.358 39
7 Jenson Button Mclaren - Mercedes 1min 13.787sec 0.395 36
8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 1min 13.872sec 0.480 42
9 Adrain Sutil Force India - Mercedes 1min 14.144sec 0.752 41
10 Paul Di Resta Force India - Mercedes 1min 14.807sec 1.415 48
11 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1min 14.856sec 1.464 38
12 Bruno Senna Renault 1min 14.931sec 1.539 37
13 Sergio Perez
Sauber - Ferrari 1min 14.970sec 1.578 32
14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber - Ferrari 1min 15.019sec 1.627 45
15 Sebastien Buemi STR - Ferrari 1min 15.264sec 1.872 44
16 Jaime Alguersuari STR - Ferrari 1min 15.388sec 1.996 41
17 Pastor Maldonado Williams - Cosworth 1min 15.679sec 2.287 43
18 Rubens Barrichello Williams - Cosworth 1min 15.903sec 2.511 40
19 Jarno Trulli Lotus - Renault 1min 16.298sec 2.906 36
20 Heikki Kovalanien Lotus - Renault 1min 16.338sec 2.946 48
21 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin - Cosworth 1min 18.031sec 4.639 39
22 Timo Glock Virgin - Cosworth 1min 18.051sec 4.659 45
23 Daniel Ricciardo HRT - Cosworth 1min 18.367sec 4.975 42
24 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT - Cosworth 1min 18.476sec 5.084 42

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Brazil GRAND PRIX
23-25 November, 2012

Practice 1 : Result

Practice 2 : Result

Practice 3 : Result

Qualifying : Result

Race : Result

1 Sebastian Vettel 281
2 Fernando Alonso 278
3 Kimi Räikkönen 207
4 Lewis Hamilton 190
5 Jenson Button 188
6 Mark Webber 179
7 Felipe Massa 122
8 Romain Grosjean 96
9 Nico Rosberg 93
10 Sergio Perez 66
Full Table

1 Red Bull Racing - Renault 460
2 Ferrari 400
3 Mclaren - Mercedes 378
4 Lotus - Renault 303
5 Mercedes 142
6 Sauber - Ferrari 126
7 Force India - Mercedes 109
8 Williams - Renault 76
9 STR - Ferrari 26
10 Marussia-Cosworth 0
Full Table