Nico Rosberg was fastest during second practice for the Australian Grand Prix followed by his team-mate Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes duo were followed by the Ferrari’s of Sebastian Vettel.
Sauber finally got some running following the court case brought by Giedo van der Garde. There drivers Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson GP2 driver finished eleventh and fifteenth respectively.
Romain Grosjean was first to make a mistake running of into the gravel at turn three and his team mate also made a mistake going off the circuit. They managed to escape unlike McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen who crashed after going too quickly into turn six.
But at the front it was Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel setting the pace half an hour into the session. Sauber’s day didn’t get much better after Ericsson suffered a rear suspension failure.
As the second part of the session approached the teams began sifting there focus towards qualifying. This allowed Rosberg to take the top spot from Vettel followed by Hamilton who went second.
McLaren continued to struggle with Kevin Magnesson well down in the time sheets but Jenson Button faired a bit better going thirteenth fastest. However this didn’t last long as the 2009 world champion suffered a loss of power.