Last weekend, Kimi Raikkonen kicked off his 2013 season with a bang and a victory in the Australian Grand Prix. His speed and dominance just came with him on the trip to Malaysia.
Raikkonen laid down the fastest speed in the second practice session. He out sped Sebastian Vettel by just a few hundredths of a second.
The second practice session saw mostly overcast conditions and even had a brief rain shower come through the track area. It left the teams scrambling for a strategy just for a practice session. Most teams pulled out their intermediate tires, but a few teams ran on the full rain tires.
While Red Bull, Lotus and Ferrari continue to show their strength early this season, McLaren’s frustrations continue to build up. Both Sergio Perez and Jenson Button were eleventh and twelfth in the second practice perspectively.
McLaren has struggled to be competitive with their new car they built in the off-season. They’ve even mentioned the idea of bringing back their car from last season until they can find speed in their new 2013 car.
Ferrari on the other hand continue to speak confidently about their car and speed. They feel they are better than Lotus and that they will beat them and be better once the season begins to truly take shape.
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