2012 USA GP: VETTEL EASILY FASTEST ON FRIDAY PRACTICE SESSIONS

Vettel fastest on both practice sessions
FREE PRACTICE 1
Sebastian Vettel led the way for Red Bull in the opening practice session for the United States Grand Prix at the brand new Austin circuit on Friday. Lewis Hamilton ended up second for McLaren, over a second down on Vettel, with Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and Mark Webber rounding out the top five. 
Pos        Driver            Team           Time        Gap    Laps
 1.  Sebastian Vettel    Red Bull       1:38.125             30
 2.  Lewis Hamilton      McLaren        1:39.543  +  1.418   28
 3.  Fernando Alonso     Ferrari        1:40.337  +  2.212   29
 4.  Jenson Button       McLaren        1:40.528  +  2.403   29
 5.  Mark Webber         Red Bull       1:40.650  +  2.525   30
 6.  Felipe Massa        Ferrari        1:40.966  +  2.841   26
 7.  Nico Hulkenberg     Force India    1:41.023  +  2.898   29
 8.  Kamui Kobayashi     Sauber         1:41.036  +  2.911   28
 9.  Nico Rosberg        Mercedes AMG   1:41.159  +  3.034   32
10.  Sergio Perez        Sauber         1:41.473  +  3.348   29
11.  Paul di Resta       Force India    1:41.783  +  3.658   29
12.  Daniel Ricciardo    Toro Rosso     1:41.825  +  3.700   28
13.  Jean-Eric Vergne    Toro Rosso     1:41.833  +  3.708   29
14.  Kimi Raikkonen      Lotus          1:41.880  +  3.755   23
15.  Romain Grosjean     Lotus          1:41.998  +  3.873   27
16.  Pastor Maldonado    Williams       1:42.539  +  4.414   30
17.  Michael Schumacher  Mercedes AMG   1:42.588  +  4.463   25
18.  Charles Pic         Marussia       1:43.288  +  5.163   23
19.  Heikki Kovalainen   Caterham       1:43.443  +  5.318   28
20.  Vitaly Petrov       Caterham       1:43.522  +  5.397   23
21.  Timo Glock          Marussia       1:44.464  +  6.339   24
22.  Bruno Senna         Williams       1:44.548  +  6.423   29
23.  Pedro de la Rosa    HRT            1:46.917  +  8.792   13
24.  Ma Qing Hua         HRT            1:48.559  + 10.434   19
FREE PRACTICE 2
Sebastian Vettel continued his domination in second practice for the US Grand Prix by topping his Title rival from Ferari by 0.765s. Vettel's time was all the more impressive because he spent a large proportion of the session in the garage as Red Bull addressed some concerns with his water system. When he did get back on track it didn't take him long to get back up to speed on the medium tyres and he soon blitzed the best efforts of his rivals.

Behind Vettel the pack was quite closely matched, with Fernando Alonso 0.010s off Webber and Lewis Hamilton a further 0.263s off. Jenson Button was 0.038s off his team-mate before a 0.3s gap back to Felipe Massa in sixth. Vettel's time in FP1, however, would have been quick enough to top the times in the second session. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix winner Kimi Raikkonen was 11th quickest, 2.4s slower than Vettel!!!
Pos     Driver             Team           Time       Gap    Laps
 1. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull       1:37.718            17
 2. Mark Webber           Red Bull       1:38.475  + 0.757   36
 3. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari        1:38.483  + 0.765   35
 4. Lewis Hamilton        McLaren        1:38.748  + 1.030   31
 5. Jenson Button         McLaren        1:38.786  + 1.068   32
 6. Felipe Massa          Ferrari        1:39.029  + 1.311   33
 7. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes AMG   1:39.448  + 1.730   32
 8. Bruno Senna           Williams       1:39.531  + 1.813   38
 9. Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber         1:39.653  + 1.935   36
10. Michael Schumacher    Mercedes AMG   1:40.115  + 2.397   30
11. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus          1:40.166  + 2.448   32
12. Pastor Maldonado      Williams       1:40.230  + 2.512   35
13. Romain Grosjean       Lotus          1:40.286  + 2.568   32
14. Sergio Perez          Sauber         1:40.326  + 2.608   35
15. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso     1:40.435  + 2.717   30
16. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso     1:40.516  + 2.798   32
17. Nico Hulkenberg       Force India    1:40.700  + 2.982   34
18. Paul di Resta         Force India    1:41.430  + 3.712   35
19. Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham       1:42.476  + 4.758   38
20. Timo Glock            Marussia       1:42.652  + 4.934   33
21. Vitaly Petrov         Caterham       1:42.846  + 5.128   38
22. Charles Pic           Marussia       1:43.538  + 5.820   38
23. Pedro de la Rosa      HRT            1:44.453  + 6.735   16
24. Narain Karthikeyan    HRT            1:45.114  + 7.396   20