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Practice Two - Red Bull rule in Brazil 05 Nov 2010

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 18, Brazilian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, 5 November 2010 Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4/25.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 18, Brazilian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, 5 November 2010 Massa's Ferrari falls by the wayside with a suspected gearbox problem Schumacher and Alguersuari come to blows as the German tries to overtake through the first corner

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber continued their morning form to dominate practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix by setting the fastest times in Friday afternoon’s session too.

The Australian set the pace for much of the hour and a half, before Vettel moved ahead in the final third. Webber’s best lap was 1m 12.072s, while Vettel took 0.104s off that eventually for 1m 11.968s.

Fernando Alonso, his Ferrari fitted with a fresher engine, got closest to them with 1m 12.328s, but it was a mixed afternoon for the Scuderia as Felipe Massa stopped partway through after cutting down to 1m 12.677s, with a suspected hydraulics problem. His time, which was initially third quickest, held up for fifth overall.

It was Lewis Hamilton who separated the red cars, lapping the lead McLaren in 1m 12.656s, a disappointing 0.688s off the Red Bull pace. Jenson Button was seventh in the second MP4-25 with 1m 13.206s as he continued to experiment with new components, and was separated from Hamilton by Robert Kubica who took his Renault round in 1m 12.882s.

Nick Heidfeld was the surprise of the session, taking eighth place for BMW Sauber with 1m 13.222s, just ahead of Nico Rosberg on 1m 13.333s and Michael Schumacher on 1m 13.346s in the two Mercedes. They were followed by Rubens Barrichello on 1m 13.520s for Williams, Kamui Kobayashi who had his usual adventurous time for 1m 13.610s for BMW Sauber, Williams' Nico Hulkenberg on 1m 13.725s, Force India's Adrian Sutil on 1m 13.741s and Renault's Vitaly Petrov on 1m 13.818s.

Tonio Liuzzi lapped his Force India in 1m 14.045s for 16th, and Sebastien Buemi beat Toro Rosso team mate Jaime Alguersuari this time, 1m 14.304s to 1m 14.578s. Jarno Trulli impressed as he pushed his Lotus to 19th on 1m 14.984s, with team mate Heikki Kovalainen shadowing him on 1m 15.101s. Lucas di Grassi was Virgin’s leading runner on home ground, with 1m 15.433s. The HRT duo were very evenly matched with Bruno Senna on 1m 16.070s and Christian Klien on 1m 16.082s, and Timo Glock brought up the rear in the second Virgin with 1m 16.150s after a troubled afternoon.

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