Chinese Grand Prix 2014: Lewis Hamilton quickest in second practice

Chinese Grand Prix 2014: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in second practice ahead of Fernando Alonso

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton Photo: Mercedes

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton beat Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to top the timesheets in second practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Hamilton managed to recover from a suspension problem that had cut short his first session to beat the Spaniard by 0.141 seconds, with Nico Rosberg third, 0.411 seconds behind the Briton.

Red Bull duo Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel fourth and fifth, ahead of Williams’ Felipe Massa, Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, McLaren’s Jenson Button, and Lotus’ Romain Grosjean.

Rosberg insisted that he was pleased with the session and said Mercedes are in confident mood heading into Sunday’s race.

“I’m pleased with that, but there’s still a lot of work to do,” said Rosberg. “We have a great car and expect to win the race here.

“To battle for the win will be a great challenge and I look forward to it. It’s been a great start to the weekend and I like this track. It’s a great feeling to be so fast.”

Chinese Grand Prix 2014: Second practice times

1. Lewis Hamilton Britain Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 38.315s

2. Fernando Alonso Spain Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 38.456s

3. Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 38.726s

4. Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull-Renault 1m 38.811s

5. Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull-Renault 1m 39.015s

6. Felipe Massa Brazil Williams-Mercedes 1m 39.118s

7. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 39.283s

8. Jenson Button Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1m 39.491s

9. Romain Grosjean France Lotus-Renault 1m 39.537s

10. Daniil Kvyat Russia Toro Rosso-Renault 1m 39.648s

11. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Force India-Mercedes 1m 39.736s

12. Kevin Magnussen Denmark McLaren-Mercedes 1m 39.744s

13. Jean-Eric Vergne France Toro Rosso-Renault 1m 39.759s

14. Valtteri Bottas Finland Williams-Mercedes 1m 39.830s

15. Sergio Perez Mexico Force India-Mercedes 1m 40.124s

16. Esteban Gutierrez Mexico Sauber-Ferrari 1m 40.359s

17. Adrian Sutil Germany Sauber-Ferrari 1m 40.395s

18. Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Lotus-Renault 1m 40.455s

19. Jules Bianchi France Marussia-Ferrari 1m 42.327s

20. Max Chilton Briton Marussia-Ferrari 1m 43.473s

21. Kamui Kobayashi Japan Caterham-Renault 1m 43.530s

22. Marcus Ericsson Sweden Caterham-Renault 1m 43.679s

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