Italian Grand Prix 2011: Vettel tops second practice

Defending world champion tops the timesheets in second free practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza

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Vettel set a time of 1m24.010s at Monza Photo: Getty Images, courtesy of Red Bull Racing

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Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel set the pace in practice for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, edging out McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton at Monza on Friday.

The defending world champion set a time of 1m24.010s to finish just 0.036 seconds ahead of the McLaren driver, who was fastest in the first session.

Michael Schumacher was third for Mercedes, with Ferrari duo Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso close behind.

Red Bull’s Mark Webber was sixth, ahead of Hamilton’s McLaren team-mate Jenson Button, who was 0.498 secs off Vettel’s pace.

Italian Grand Prix 2011 – Friday practice

1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m24.010s 37 laps

2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m24.046s +0.036 21 laps

3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m24.347s + 0.337 39 laps

4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m24.366s + 0.356 33 laps

5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m24.433s + 0.423 31 laps

6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m24.468s + 0.458 32 laps

7 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m24.508s + 0.498 30 laps

8 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m25.097s + 1.087 39 laps

9 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m25.182s + 1.172 37 laps

10 Bruno Senna Renault 1m25.325s + 1.315 38 laps

11 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1m25.450s + 1.440 31 laps

12 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m25.496s + 1.486 39 laps

13 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m25.683s + 1.673 37 laps

14 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m25.758s + 1.748 29 laps

15 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1m26.202s + 2.192 36 laps

16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1m26.353s + 2.343 40 laps

17 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m28.347s + 4.337 5 laps

18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1m28.559s + 4.549 32 laps

19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1m28.605s + 4.595 32 laps

20 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1m28.804s + 4.794 25 laps

21 Tonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1m29.162s + 5.152 34 laps

22 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m29.184s + 5.174 29 laps

23 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1m29.622s + 5.612 34 laps

24 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1m29.841s + 5.831 7 laps

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