Hamilton hits back to finish fastest in FP2 for Spanish GP

CEfLibFUUAEUSH5Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took charge of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend on Friday afternoon as he topped second practice in Barcelona. However, the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel was only four-tenths of a second behind the world champion. Nico Rosberg was third and Kimi Raikkonen fourth as the Silver Arrows and the Scuderia continued their fight for top honours, pursued by Red Bull’s Danill Kvyat and Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen.

In the second Red Bull, an engine change restricted Daniel Ricciardo to a handful of laps at the end of the session, though the Australian was able to salvage 13th.

Jenson Button was an encouraging seventh fastest in the newly re-liveried McLaren, with Williams’ Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa, split by Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz, completing the top ten at the end of the 90 minutes.

The session was briefly red-flagged when the engine cover on Romain Grosjean’s Lotus spectacularly detached itself, leaving debris scattered along the main straight. The Frenchman was able to rejoin the action after lengthy repairs and ended up 12th.

Spanish Grand Prix Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:26.852 Leader Leader 26
2 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:27.260 -0.408 -0.408 37
3 6 Nico Roseberg 1:27.616 -0.764 -0.356 35
4 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:27.780 -0.928 -0.164 36
5 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:27.943 -1.091 -0.163 25
6 33 Max Verstappen 1:28.017 -1.165 -0.074 32
7 22 Jenson Button 1:28.494 -1.642 -0.477 31
8 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:28.525 -1.673 -0.031 39
9 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:28.674 -1.822 -0.149 31
10 19 Felipe Massa 1:28.712 -1.860 -0.038 36
11 14 Fernando Alonso 1:28.723 -1.871 -0.011 28
12 8 Romain Grojean 1:29.086 -2.234 -0.363 14
13 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:29.098 -2.246 -0.012 4
14 13 Pastor Maldonado 1:29.217 -2.365 -0.119 34
15 12 Felipe Nasr 1:29.333 -2.481 -0.116 37
16 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:29.361 -2.509 -0.028 34
17 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:29.601 -2.749 -0.240 38
18 11 Sergio Perez 1:29.707 -2.855 -0.106 35
19 28 Will Stevens 1:31.929 -5.077 -2.222 30
20 98 Roberto Merhi 1:32.751 -5.899 -0.822 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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