While the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were quickest in Free Practice 1, Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber rose to the challenge and topped the times in Free Practice 2. Vettel turned a lap time of 1:33.852 to beat Webber's time of 1:34.020.
The ambient air temperature at the start of the 90-minute session was 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius), and the track temperature was 106 degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees Celsius.)
Pastor Maldonado got things underway as he did a practice start at pit exit in his Williams. The team was still investigating why his left rear wheel came off during FP1.
Jules Bianchi had crashed his Marussia in FP1 and the crew could not...
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