Massa clocks fastest

SOCHI: Williams driver Felipe Massa clocked the fastest time in Friday’s second practice session for the Russian Grand Prix with only six others setting times in heavy rain. The first practice session was disrupted by a fuel spill and the second took place with standing water on large parts of the track. Massa clocked 2 minutes, 0.458 seconds around the Sochi track, two tenths ahead of Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Williams teammate Valtteri Bottas was third. In the first session, Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg set a time of 1:44.355, 0.052 seconds faster than Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg, with Vettel third. The first 30 minutes of that session were lost as track crews cleaned up a diesel fuel spill left by a service vehicle. Several corners remained slippery, slowing cars significantly. Light rain also fell toward the end of the session. Leader Lewis Hamilton was seventh in the first session and only ventured out briefly in the second session without setting a time.