Hamilton tops second practice in Hungary ahead of Rosberg

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton continued to head the field after Friday afternoon’s second practice session at the Hungaroring, with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg riding shotgun.

There was a fair bit of action over the 90 minutes, with Marussia’s Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi, Caterham’s Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson, McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen, Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado, Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo all having off-road moments, though only Kobayashi and Williams’ Felipe Massa spun.

Both Mercedes drivers also had minor offs, but they set the pace on both the medium and the soft Pirelli tyres.

Hamilton continued where he left off in FP1, albeit in much hotter conditions as the track temperature rose from 47 to 55 degrees Celsius. On the medium rubber he recorded 1m 26.161s, 0.386s faster than Rosberg; on the softs he lapped in 1m 24.482s to Rosberg’s 1m 24.720s.

Untitled5Sebastian Vettel got closest to them with 1m 25.111s, and had a pretty good afternoon as the Red Bull RB10 looked notably smooth and consistent in its track behaviour.

Fernando Alonso remained a threat with 1m 25.437s for Ferrari, with Magnussen on his tail with 1m 25.580s and Kimi Raikkonen within striking distance again on 1m 25.730s in the second Ferrari.

Ricciardo didn’t look his usual sparkling self but was still below 1m 26s with 1m 25.983s which left him just ahead of Williams’ Valtteri Bottas on 1m 25.999s.

Jenson Button complained of braking inconsistency on his McLaren on his way to 1m 26.234s and finished ninth as a troubled Massa completed the top 10 with 1m 26.402s.

 Hungarian Grand Prix Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Laps
1 44 L. Hamiton 1:24.482 Leader 38
2 6 N. Roseberg 1:24.720 -0.238 38
3 1 S. Vettel 1:25.111 -0.629 33
4 14 F. Alonso 1:25.437 -0.955 26
5 20 K. Magnussen 1:25.580 -1.098 34
6 7 K. Raikkonen 1:25.730 -1.248 30
7 3 D. Ricciardo 1:25.983 -1.501 29
8 77 V. Bottas 1:25.999 -1.517 37
9 22 J. Button 1:26.234 -1.752 33
10 19 F. Massa 1:26.402 -1.920 18
11 26 D. Kvyat 1:26.689 -2.207 42
12 25 J. Vergne 1:26.703 -2.221 37
13 27 N. Hulkenberg 1:26.789 -2.307 39
14 99 A. Sutil 1:26.919 -2.437 41
15 11 S. Perez 1:27.013 -2.531 39
16 13 P. Maldonado 1:27.019 -2.537 40
17 8 R. Grojean 1:27.021 -2.539 14
18 21 E. Gutierrez 1:27.480 -2.998 32
19 10 K. Kobayashi 1:28.370 -3.888 35
20 17 J. Bianchi 1:28.469 -3.987 26
21 4 M. Chilton 1:28.586 -4.104 35
22 9 M. Ericsson 1:29.036 -4.554 34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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