Nico again with perfest one lap !!!Nico Rosberg was comfortably quickest in second practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix, beating the Red Bull pair of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel by nearly half a second. Having set the quickest time on medium tyres, Vettel was the first of the front-runners on to the softs but was only able to improve by 0.114s. The Mercedes of Rosberg, however, found a lot more time on the soft tyre, including half a second in the final sector which is made up of two corners and two long straights. His best time of 1:32.816 put him 0.446s clear of Webber, who in turn was another 0.25s ahead of Vettel.
The two McLarens were unable to get close to Rosberg's time when they lapped later in the session, by which time the track temperature had dropped significantly compared to when the earlier laps were completed. Lewis Hamilton was fourth quickest with a 1:33.747 and Jenson Button sixth; 1.4s slower than Rosberg.
Michael Schumacher split the McLarens and looked to be on a quick lap having set the fastest first sector on soft tyres, 0.2s quicker than Rosberg. In sector two he hit traffic, however, and having backed off the best of his tyres had gone. German had a near-miss with compatriot Sebastian Vettel near the end of the session. Neither car was damaged, and Schumacher completed the day in fifth, a second off his pacesetting Mercedes team-mate.
Ferrari's struggles with traction continued but Fernando Alonso was still able to set the eighth fastest time. Ferrari won't be the only team to face problems with the tyres on Sunday, however, with all teams experiencing high levels of degradation.
The story at the start of the session centred around two cars not on the track, the Force India's of Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg. Both sat out FP2 as the team was working to prepare the cars for Saturday in order to leave the circuit before nightfall, but it insists it is committed to racing on Sunday.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:32.816 35 2. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:33.262 + 0.446 26 3. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:33.525 + 0.709 28 4. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:33.747 + 0.931 26 5. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:33.862 + 1.046 31 6. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.246 + 1.430 28 7. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:34.411 + 1.595 34 8. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:34.449 + 1.633 31 9. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:34.615 + 1.799 32 10. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:34.893 + 2.077 34 11. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:34.895 + 2.079 29 12. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:34.941 + 2.125 29 13. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1:35.183 + 2.367 33 14. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:35.229 + 2.413 26 15. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:35.459 + 2.643 38 16. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1:35.913 + 3.097 32 17. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1:35.968 + 3.152 35 18. Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1:36.169 + 3.353 30 19. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1:36.587 + 3.771 32 20. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1:37.803 + 4.987 33 21. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1:37.812 + 4.996 28 22. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:39.649 + 6.833 27