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Jaime Alguersuari quickest in second practice

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Virgin Racing’s Jaime Alguersuari set the fastest lap of the second practice session, with his time of 1min 15.930secs set in and around a stop start session. It was also the only time in the session below the 1min 16secs mark.

China Racing’s Antonio Garcia proved to be luckless on the streets of Uruguay, damaging the rear of his car with wall collisions twice in the session.

There was also some bad luck for Amlin Aguri’s Antonio Felix da Costa as his Renault-Spark collided with the loose kerb of the apex, again bringing a delay to proceedings.

Despite the challenges, championship leader Lucas di Grassi signalled his intent by setting the second fastest time of the session, a 1min 16.075secs lap.

A spin for Stephane Sarrazin could have rocked the Venturi GP racer, but he recovered to take third in the session with his time of 1min 16.548secs putting him ahead of e.dams-Renault’s Nico Prost, who set a similar time.

Fifth was Prost’s team-mate Sebastien Buemi, almost a second slower, with his time of 1min 16.600secs enough to finish ahead of China Racing’s Nelson Piquet Jr who came close with a lap of 1min 16.689secs.

Recovering from his kerb collision, Amlin Aguri’s Antonio Felix da Costa took seventh, his lap of 1min 16.716secs proving to the last of the 1min 16secs range.

Starting the 1min 17secs was the eighth place finisher Jerome D’Ambrosio of Dragon Racing, his time of 1min 17.006secs finishing ahead of Venturi GP’s Nick Heidfeld and his lap of 1min 17.214secs.

Putrajaya ePrix race winner Sam Bird and his Virgin Racing car took the tenth place finish with a time of 1min 17.214secs beating the nearest challengers of Dragon Racing’s Oriol Servia and Trulli GP’s Jarno Trulli.

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A second year sports journalist at the University of Huddersfield, Tom Errington has spent over a year in the motorsport industry. He spent the 2014 season with SRO on British GT and British F3, even helping out with Blancpain in the Spa 24 Hours, before later becoming a freelancer with the Lotus F1 Team helping with PR and website content.
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