Hamilton keeps McLaren on top in China

Lewis Hamilton made it two out of two for McLaren as the 2008 world champion recorded the fastest lap of the weekend so far to top the times in the second free practice session in China

Hamilton keeps McLaren on top in China

Hamilton, who is bidding to become the fourth different winner of a grand prix in 2010 this weekend, bumped Mercedes' Nico Rosberg from the top spot half way through the 90-minute session on a set of option tyres en route to a 1m35.217s lap.

No one else managed to get within 0.2s of that mark for the rest of the day.

Rosberg came closest, improving on his own time when he switched to the options, to set a 1m35.465s, just over a tenth faster than Jenson Button, who was third.

Michael Schumacher improved to fourth in FP2, and was as close as he has been to team-mate Rosberg this year, with a 1m35.602s laps. Though on occasions, the seven-time champion looked lurid.

Sebastian Vettel was more than half a second away from the ultimate pace for Red Bull, in fifth position just ahead of team-mate Mark Webber.

Adrian Sutil was seventh, Jaime Alguersuari eighth (in the sole running Toro Rosso - team-mate Sebastien Buemi remaining pit-bound following his morning shunt), Robert Kubica ninth and Fernando Alonso tenth.

The Ferrari man looked lurid for much of the session as he worked hard to recover the time he lost this morning, lapping just over 0.3s faster than team-mate Felipe Massa.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.217 26 2. Rosberg Mercedes 1:35.465 + 0.248 22 3. Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.593 + 0.376 26 4. Schumacher Mercedes 1:35.602 + 0.385 28 5. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:35.791 + 0.574 30 6. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:35.995 + 0.778 29 7. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:36.254 + 1.037 31 8. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:36.377 + 1.160 43 9. Kubica Renault 1:36.389 + 1.172 29 10. Alonso Ferrari 1:36.604 + 1.387 33 11. Massa Ferrari 1:36.944 + 1.727 36 12. Petrov Renault 1:36.986 + 1.769 27 13. de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1:37.421 + 2.204 32 14. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:37.431 + 2.214 33 15. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:37.657 + 2.440 30 16. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:37.804 + 2.587 31 17. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:37.867 + 2.650 29 18. Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:39.624 + 4.407 35 19. Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:39.947 + 4.730 30 20. Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:40.233 + 5.016 27 21. Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1:41.008 + 5.791 32 22. di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:41.107 + 5.890 28 23. Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:41.345 + 6.128 32 24. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari All Timing Unofficial 
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