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Rosberg dominates Malaysian GP trials

Rosberg dominates Malaysian GP trials

The German Nico Rosberg, leader of the World Cup Formula 1, was the best on the day of free practice for him Malaysian GP -the second round of the championship-, which took place today, Friday, at the Sepang circuit, in which the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) marked the fifth time.
FORMULAIn the best of his thirty laps, Rosberg – winner of the inaugural test, in Australia – covered the Malaysian track, of 5,543 meters, in one minute, 39 seconds and 909 thousandths, only 35 less than the Finn Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), winner of the title in 2007, who spun the same times as him and repeated the second time of the first session.
Alonso, who did 29 laps in the second test, which marked the best times of the day, signed the fifth in a practice that took place even hotter than the first and, like this one, without rain.
The Asturian double world champion (2005 and 2006) covered the track – in which he has won three times, with three different teams – in a time of one minute, 40 seconds and 103 thousandths, 194 more than Rosberg’s time.
The German Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), who last season captured his fourth world title in four years, set the third time of the day, ahead of the English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – world champion in 2008 – who had been the better in the first session and concluded the day with the fourth time.
Mexicans Esteban Gutiérrez (Sauber) and Sergio Pérez (Force India) finished fifteenth and sixteenth, respectively.
The man from Monterrey made 34 laps and set a time of one minute, 41 seconds and 407 thousandths, almost a second and a half behind Rosberg; while the man from Guadalajara turned 25 times and stopped the clock at 1: 41.671, 1.762 behind the leader of the World Cup.
Pastor Maldonado suffered a new day to be forgotten with his new team, Lotus, and could not ride, since already in the first session, in which he did not mark time, they had to start the arrangements to change the engine, damaged, of his car. EFE

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