Singapore GP: Daniil Kvyat leads Kimi Raikkonen in F1 practice

Daniil Kvyat edged out Kimi Raikkonen by less than half a tenth of a second to top the second free practice session for the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore GP: Daniil Kvyat leads Kimi Raikkonen in F1 practice

Kvyat was only 18th fastest and completed just eight laps in the first session of the weekend, after encountering a fuel system problem on his Red Bull-Renault, but he shrugged off his lack of track time to set the pace in the second session, which took place under floodlights.

His 1m46.142s effort on the super-soft tyre put the Russian just 0.039 seconds clear of Raikkonen's Ferrari.

Kvyat's Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo topped the timesheet for a while early on, when the drivers were focused on running the harder soft-compound tyre.

The Australian was just 0.075s slower than Raikkonen after bolting on the super-softs.

World champion Lewis Hamilton locked up heavily at Turn 1 on his first attempt at a flying lap on the super-soft.

The Mercedes driver's second effort was only good enough for fourth, 0.223s slower than Ricciardo's RB11.

Hamilton's team-mate Nico Rosberg, who has taken the last of his allocated engines for the season after suffering a failure on his third unit in Italian GP practice earlier this month, was only seventh fastest, behind the second Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel and the Force India of Sergio Perez.

Double world champion Fernando Alonso was the last driver to lap below 1m47s as he set the eighth-fastest time for McLaren, ahead of the second Force India of Nico Hulkenberg and Max Verstappen's Toro Rosso.

Felipe Massa was the fastest of the two Williams drivers in 11th, just ahead of Sauber pair Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson, driving the heavily revised C34 this weekend.

Verstappen's Toro Rosso team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr was one of several drivers not to get away with striking the wall during the session.

The Spanish rookie suffered a left-rear puncture after hitting the wall at Turn 5, while Lotus racer Pastor Maldonado also compromised the early part of his session by brushing the barriers.

Sainz wound up 15th fastest, behind Jenson Button's McLaren and ahead of Romain Grosjean's Lotus and the second Williams of Valtteri Bottas.

Will Stevens became the second Manor driver to crash in practice for this event, after losing the rear end of his car at Turn 11 early on in the session.

His new team-mate Alexander Rossi joined the session late, after waiting for his car to be repaired following the heavy impact with the wall the American suffered in FP1.

FP2 RESULT

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m46.142s - 34
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m46.181s 0.039s 34
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m46.256s 0.114s 29
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m46.479s 0.337s 33
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m46.487s 0.345s 35
6 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m46.659s 0.517s 30
7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m46.781s 0.639s 34
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m46.959s 0.817s 26
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m47.294s 1.152s 35
10 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m47.427s 1.285s 32
11 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m47.684s 1.542s 28
12 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m47.755s 1.613s 26
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m47.795s 1.653s 33
14 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m47.888s 1.746s 28
15 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso/Renault 1m48.012s 1.870s 23
16 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m48.096s 1.954s 32
17 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m48.118s 1.976s 28
18 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m50.094s 3.952s 30
19 Alexander Rossi Marussia/Ferrari 1m56.739s 10.597s 9
20 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m59.932s 13.790s 3

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