Adrian Sutil fastest in rainy practice 2 at Suzuka 

Heavy rain limits running

Written by David on October 02nd, 2009 at 8:53 amLast Update: October 03rd, 2009 at 9:17 am

Force India’s Adrian Sutil has topped the timesheets in the second free practice for Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka in a session characterised by persistent and heavy rain. The German completed 5 laps, the fastest in 1:47.261, 0.662 seconds quicker than Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel (1:47.923).

Force India’s Tonio Liuzzi ended the session third fastest (1:47.931) ahead of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton (1:47.983), Williams’ Kazuki Nakajima (1:48.058), Toro Rosso’s Sebastien Buemi (1:48.691), Renault’s Fernando Alonso (1:48.693), Toyota’s Jarno Trulli (1:48.737) and Toro Rosso’s Jaime Alguersuari (1:48.802).

11th fastest time for Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen (1:48.886) ahead of Toyota’s reserve driver Kamui Kobayashi (1:49.054) who replaced ill Timo Glock, Red Bull’s Mark Webber (1:49.382), Renault’s Romain Grosjean (1:49.405) and Ferrari’s Giancarlo Fisichella (1:49.553).

No time set for morning pace setter Heikki Kovalainen, championship leader Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello.

2009 Japanese Grand Prix, 2nd free practice results:

Pos. No Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:47.261 5
2 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:47.923 0.662 6
3 21 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:47.931 0.670 5
4 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:47.983 0.722 5
5 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:48.058 0.797 8
6 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:48.691 1.430 9
7 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:48.693 1.432 5
8 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:48.737 1.476 7
9 11 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:48.802 1.541 11
10 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:48.861 1.600 6
11 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:48.886 1.625 5
12 10 Kamui Kobayashi Toyota 1:49.054 1.793 7
13 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:49.382 2.121 7
14 8 Romain Grosjean Renault 1:49.405 2.144 6
15 3 Giancarlo Fisichella Ferrari 1:49.553 2.292 5
16 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:49.872 2.611 8
17 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:50.179 2.918 10
18 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes No time 0
19 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes No time 0
20 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes No time 0

No comments yet. Be the first.


Leave a Reply