Scuderria Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel during the second free practice sessions on pelrumbaan Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit. Pic by NSTP/OSMAN ADNAN

SEPANG: Ferrari impressed in a shortened second free practice session at the Petronas Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix, notching a 1-2 at the Sepang Circuit this afternoon.

Vettel topped the timesheets with a best lap of one minute and 31.261 seconds, with teammate Kimi Raikkonen second, +0.604s adrift. Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo (+0.838s) and Max Verstappen (0.848s) were third and fourth fastest.

McLaren Honda's Fernando Alonso (+1.303s) was fifth, while Mercedes AMG Petronas duo Lewis Hamilton (+1.416s) and Valtteri Bottas (1.459s) were again well off the pace in sixth and seventh.

Haas' Romain Grosjen suffered a high speed crash after hitting a drain cover roughly 10 minutes before the session was scheduled to end. The race was red flagged and not resumed.

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