2012 ABU DHABI GP: VETTEL REGAIN FASTEST TIME ON FP2

Vettel ahead, all others behind!!!
Sebastian Vettel edged out Lewis Hamilton as the pair finished half a second ahead of the rest of the field in second practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Jenson Button was third quickest as McLaren remained competitive, with Mark Webber a close fourth. However, Webber did not enjoy the smoothest session as his running came to a premature end with a cooling issue that manifested itself as a puddle of fluid in flowing from his car as it left the garage.

The Lotuses of Romain Grosjean and Kimi Riakkonen were fifth and sixth fastest, ahead of Fernando Alonso, who seemed to struggle for one-lap pace despite a raft of upgrades on his car. His long-run pace was faster than the Red Bulls and McLarens, but so much so that Martin Whitmarsh was led to believe that the Ferrari must have been on a lower fuel load than its rivals.
Pos      Driver             Team           Time       Gap   Laps
 1.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull       1:41.751           33
 2.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren        1:41.919  + 0.168  33
 3.  Jenson Button         McLaren        1:42.412  + 0.661  35
 4.  Mark Webber           Red Bull       1:42.466  + 0.715  21
 5.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus          1:42.500  + 0.749  33
 6.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus          1:42.532  + 0.781  27
 7.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari        1:42.587  + 0.836  30
 8.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari        1:42.823  + 1.072  32
 9.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams       1:42.998  + 1.247  36
10.  Sergio Perez          Sauber         1:43.106  + 1.355  35
11.  Bruno Senna           Williams       1:43.191  + 1.440  33
12.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes AMG   1:43.200  + 1.449  35
13.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India    1:43.255  + 1.504  33
14.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes AMG   1:43.267  + 1.516  31
15.  Paul di Resta         Force India    1:43.578  + 1.827  33
16.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber         1:43.689  + 1.938  31
17.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso     1:44.260  + 2.509  26
18.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso     1:45.073  + 3.322  18
19.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham       1:45.245  + 3.494  35
20.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham       1:45.782  + 4.031  32
21.  Timo Glock            Marussia       1:46.589  + 4.838  34
22.  Charles Pic           Marussia       1:46.671  + 4.920  30
23.  Pedro de la Rosa      HRT            1:46.707  + 4.956  25
24.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT            1:47.406  + 5.655  34