1 Nov 2008

Alonso continues end of season resurgence

12:16 pm on 1 November 2008

Two-times Formula One world champion Spaniard Fernando Alonso has clocked the fastest time in the second free practice for this weekend's world title showdown Brazilian Grand Prix.

The Renault driver, who has won two of the last three races, secured the top spot with an inspired effort in the closing seconds of the session to outpace home hero Felipe Massa of Ferrari.

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, who needs to finish only fifth or better to become the youngest and the first black champion in Formula One history, finished up with the ninth best time after a session spent evaluating tyres and set-ups ahead of the race.