Mercedes world championship leader Nico Rosberg ended the second free practice session at the Circuit of the Americas on Friday as the fastest driver with a fastest time of 01:37.358s ending the session just ahead of Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo with Lewis Hamilton in third place.
Sebastian Vettel was fourth fastest for Ferrari ending the session 0.820s behind Nico Rosberg.
Max Verstappen was fifth fastest in the second Red Bull with Nico Hulkenberg in fifth place for the Sahara Force India Formula One Team ending the session 1.150s behind Rosberg. Sergio Perez was seventh fastest in the second Force India with Jenson Button in eighth place. Fernando Alonso was ninth fastest with Kimi Raikkonen rounding out the top ten.
Carlos Sainz was just outside the top ten in eleventh place for Toro Rosso just ahead of Renault Sport F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen while Felipe Nasr was just ahead of Valtteri Bottas’ Williams.
Daniil Kvyat was 15th fastest for Toro Rosso while Felipe Massa in the second Williams was 16th fastest.
Jolyon Palmer was 17th fastest for the Renault Sport F1 Team just ahead of the Haas F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean who was 18th. Esteban Ocon did a great job for the Manor Racing team ending the session in 19th place just ahead of the Haas F1 Team’s Esteban Gutierrez. Marcus Ericsson was 21st for Sauber while Pascal Werhlein rounded out the order for the Manor F1 Team.