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Published: 16:27 | 16/9/16

Rosberg sets Singapore pace

Nico Rosberg set the fastest time of the day in the second free practice session for Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver went around in 1L44.152 seconds to finish 0.245seconds ahead of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, while Red Bull's Max Verstappen was a further tenth of a second back in third.

Rosberg's team-mate Lewis Hamilton had set the early pace in the later session but a hydraulic issue brought his evening to a premature end and he had to settle for seventh spot while his championship rival ended the day on top of the timesheets.

Daniel Ricciardo went fourth fastest ahead of Sebastian Vettel in the second Ferrari, while Force India's Nico Hulkenberg was sixth.

Despite clipping the wall both Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz and McLaren's Fernando Alonso managed to stay on track and they came home in eighth and ninth respectively, with Daniil Kvyat in the second Toro Rosso completing the top 10.

Red Bull recorded a one-two in the earlier session as Verstappen topped the timesheets ahead of Ricciardo.

Verstappen went around in 1:45.823 to deny Ricciardo by 0.049 seconds with Vettel third, almost half a second down on the Red Bulls.

Hamilton and Rosberg were fourth and fifth respectively, although Rosberg was forced to return to the pits with 13 minutes to go when broke his front wing after locking up heading into Turn 18.

Raikkonen was sixth ahead of Toro Rosso drivers Sainz and Kvyat, while Felipe Massa and Esteban Gutierrez completed the top ten for Williams and Haas respectively.

It was a frustrating session for Jenson Button as he came to a stop on the track when the session was just three minutes out. A fault in his fuel system was detected and he had to be pushed back into the pits before returning to the track midway through the session.

Singapore Grand Prix - Practice 2 Results:
Pos - Driver - Car - Time – Gap

1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m44.152s - 34
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m44.427s 0.275s 34
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1m44.532s 0.380s 29
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m44.557s 0.405s 26
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m45.161s 1.009s 33
6 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m45.182s 1.030s 35
7 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m45.275s 1.123s 10
8 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m45.507s 1.355s 33
9 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m45.779s 1.627s 30
10 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m46.029s 1.877s 35
11 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m46.063s 1.911s 26
12 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m46.574s 2.422s 30
13 Esteban Gutierrez Haas/Ferrari 1m46.727s 2.575s 36
14 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m46.856s 2.704s 30
15 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m46.960s 2.808s 30
16 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1m47.161s 3.009s 30
17 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1m47.166s 3.014s 34
18 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m47.531s 3.379s 29
19 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1m48.391s 4.239s 12
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m48.487s 4.335s 32
21 Pascal Wehrlein Manor/Mercedes 1m48.505s 4.353s 33
22 Esteban Ocon Manor/Mercedes 1m48.823s 4.671s 29

Singapore Grand Prix - Practice 1 Results:
Pos - Driver - Car - Time – Gap

1 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1m45.823s - 25
2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m45.872s 0.049s 27
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m46.287s 0.464s 22
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m46.426s 0.603s 24
5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m46.513s 0.690s 22
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m46.890s 1.067s 20
7 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m46.936s 1.113s 28
8 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m47.683s 1.860s 29
9 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m48.044s 2.221s 27
10 Esteban Gutierrez Haas/Ferrari 1m48.109s 2.286s 23
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m48.202s 2.379s 21
12 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m48.214s 2.391s 28
13 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m48.359s 2.536s 28
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m48.453s 2.630s 26
15 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m49.595s 3.772s 16
16 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m49.615s 3.792s 20
17 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1m49.794s 3.971s 27
18 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1m50.263s 4.440s 29
19 Pascal Wehrlein Manor/Mercedes 1m51.112s 5.289s 23
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m51.479s 5.656s 16
21 Esteban Ocon Manor/Mercedes 1m52.379s 6.556s 33
22 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari - - 2

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