Until the final minutes of this afternoon’s practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen topped the timesheets for Ferrari. With ten minutes remaining of the 90-minute session, Lewis Hamilton peeled out of the pit lane in his McLaren Mercedes and vaulted to the top of the timesheets with a best lap of 1:35.055s, just over a tenth clear of Massa.
Kimi Raikkonen set the third fastest time , just under four-tenths adrift of Hamilton, and appeared to have a trouble-free session after being forced out of the morning running. Jenson Button was a surprise fourth fastest in his Honda, undoubtedly a low-fuel simulated qualifying lap, while Sebastian Vettel was another surprise with the fifth fastest time in his Toro Rosso Ferrari.
While Vettel had an incident free session, team-mate Sebastien Bourdais suffered an engine failure on his very first lap of the session. The Champ Car star was unable to take any further part in the running.
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