Lewis Hamilton took the fastest time of the second session on Friday at Monza, beating his team-mate Jenson Button by 0.03s, with Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari right behind the pair of them. It was tight at the top with 12 drivers in the first second. Felipe Massa had his best run for a long time with fourth ahead of Nico Rosberg, Kimi Raikkonen, Force India’s Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg. Ninth was Sergio Perez ahead of Michael Schumacher, Mark Webber, Jerome d’Ambrosio, Sebastian Vettel and Pastor Maldonado.
Daniel Ricciardo was next ahead of Kamui Kobayashi, Bruno Senna, Heikki Kovalainen, Jean-Eric Vergne and Vitaly Petrov. The back end of the field had a familiar ring with Timo Glock and Charles Pic ahead of Pedro de la Rosa and Narain Karthikeyan.