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Ferrari Quick in Practice, but Mercedes Are Still the Chinese GP Favourites

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel set the two fastest laps during the second free practice session for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix. Raikkonen's lap of one minute, 36.896 seconds was 0.109 seconds quicker than Vettel's best effort and—more importantly—0.237 seconds ahead of Nico Rosberg in the top Mercedes car. Ferrari's quick laps around the Shanghai International Circuit led Sky Sports commentator David Croft to question during the broadcast whether Mercedes' streak of four straight poles in China was under threat. But wasn't it just two weeks ago in Bahrain that we got excited by Ferrari's pace in FP3, when Vettel was nearly half-a-second quicker than Rosberg and his team-mate, Lewis Hamilton? And what happe...

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