Jenson Button set the fastest time of the second free practice at Monaco on Thursday with a time that was four-tenths faster than Romain Grosjean’s Lotus. Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso were next for Ferrari, but the session was disrupted by a sprinkling of rain, which saw a few of the drivers sliding off, but no major damage being caused. The order should thus be treated with caution.
Pastor Maldonado was fifth ahead of Nico Roberg, Mark Webber and Kamui Kobayashi. Michael Schumacher set the ninth best time, ahead of Sebastian Vettel, with Lewis Hamilton 11th, ahead of Paul di Resta, Bruno Senna, Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.
Vitaly Petrov was 16th in his Caterham, beating the two Toro Rossos of Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo, while Kimi Raikkonen was suffering from missing the morning session and was only 19th.
Timo Glock was next in his Marussia, ahead of Heikki Kovalainen, Charles Pic, and the two HRTs of Pedro de la Rosa and Narain Karthikeyan.