Australian Grand Prix: Force India's Nico Hulkenberg 10th fastest in second practice

Nico Hulkenberg, who has returned to Force India, clocked 1 minute and 31.054 seconds. His teammate Sergio Perez's was the 13th fastest with his best time of the day in 1:31.283.

updated: March 14, 2014 18:51 IST
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Melbourne: Sahara Force India's Nico Hulkenberg was among the top-10 drivers in the practice session for Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, here. Hulkenberg, who has returned to the side, managed his fastest lap in FP1 in 1 minute and 33.533 seconds but cut down at least two seconds in the second session to take the 10th spot. (Click here for latest on Formula One)

"It was a smooth day with lots to learn. I had a little moment at the end of FP2 when I put a wheel on the grass under braking, but the conditions were difficult because the sun was so low in the sky. Otherwise the day went well in terms of reliability and we look quite competitive so far," he said. (Racecentre)

"It feels like both tyre compounds are working well, but there is still room for improvement with the balance, which is where we will concentrate this evening," the German added. (Also read: Hamilton quickest in second practice)

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