Rosberg leads FP2 in Bahrain evening

There were some niggles like a failed front wing for Romain Grosjean and a loose wheel nut for Sebastian Vettel and that have have ended their FP2 session early but perhaps the most encouraging performance was Jenson Button’s P3 pace during the evening session.

The time set by Button may have been super soft tires but given their difficult season last year and tough season-opener this year, it’s a real boost. His teammate, Fernando Alonso, i sidelined for the race this weekend but GP2 ace, Stoffel Vandoorne, is standing in and did a nice job (11th) of it given that he was in Japan just 24 hours ago.