2012 MALAYSIA GP: McLAREN FASTEST TEAM ON FRIDAY

McLaren is fastest F1 team at moment!!!
Lewis Hamilton set fastest time on Friday free practices for the Malaysian Grand Prix as McLaren looks set for another competitive race weekend. He was comfortably faster than his nearest competitors, team-mate Jenson Buton, and Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg with Mercedes AMG cars.

Outside the top teams, Red Bull some way off the pace and Ferrai with Fernando Alonso but both teams with decent long-run pace, which correlates with their performance in Australia last Sunday.

Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa were slower than their times on hard tyres so should have time in hand when it comes to final practice and qualifying. The HRTs were well within 107% of Hamilton's fastest time and racked up 40 laps between them which bodes well for qualifying .  
FREE PRACTICE 1 RESULTS
Pos     Driver                Team                 Time       Gap    Laps
 1.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes       1:38.021            19
 2.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault       1:38.535  + 0.514   21
 3.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes               1:38.813  + 0.792   21
 4.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes               1:38.826  + 0.805   19
 5.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault          1:38.919  + 0.898   17
 6.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault       1:39.092  + 1.071   20
 7.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault          1:39.128  + 1.107   22
 8.  Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes   1:39.298  + 1.277   23
 9.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes       1:39.323  + 1.302   15
10.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes   1:39.440  + 1.419   19
11.  Valterri Bottas       Williams-Renault       1:39.724  + 1.703   23
12.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault       1:39.783  + 1.762   23
13.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari                1:39.896  + 1.875   16
14.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari         1:39.910  + 1.889   21
15.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari                1:39.980  + 1.959   23
16.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:40.099  + 2.078   23
17.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham-Renault       1:40.247  + 2.226   19
18.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:40.469  + 2.448   23
19.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham-Renault       1:40.857  + 2.836   25
20.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari         1:41.085  + 3.064   23
21.  Timo Glock            Marussia-Cosworth      1:43.170  + 5.149   18
22.  Charles Pic           Marussia-Cosworth      1:44.580  + 6.559   14
23.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth           1:45.360  + 7.339    8
24.  Pedro de la Rosa      HRT-Cosworth           1:45.528  + 7.507   18

FREE PRACTICE 2 RESULTS
Pos     Driver                 Team               Time        Gap    Laps
 1.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes       1:38.172            28
 2.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes               1:38.533  + 0.361   34
 3.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes       1:38.535  + 0.363   29
 4.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes               1:38.696  + 0.524   34
 5.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:38.853  + 0.681   33
 6.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari                1:38.891  + 0.719   27
 7.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault       1:39.133  + 0.961   29
 8.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:39.297  + 1.125   33
 9.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault          1:39.311  + 1.139   22
10.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault       1:39.402  + 1.230   25
11.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault       1:39.444  + 1.272   35
12.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes   1:39.464  + 1.292   26
13.  Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes   1:39.625  + 1.453   20
14.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari         1:39.687  + 1.515   16
15.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault          1:39.696  + 1.524   29
16.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari                1:40.271  + 2.099   27
17.  Bruno Senna           Williams-Renault       1:40.678  + 2.506   34
18.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari         1:40.947  + 2.775   33
19.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham-Renault       1:41.464  + 3.292   25
20.  Timo Glock            Marussia-Cosworth      1:41.681  + 3.509   20
21.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham-Renault       1:42.594  + 4.422   18
22.  Charles Pic           Marussia-Cosworth      1:42.874  + 4.702   24
23.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth           1:43.658  + 5.486   18
24.  Pedro de la Rosa      HRT-Cosworth           1:43.283  + 5.561   22