Hamilton fastest before crashing in wet Canada FP2

CGwhRc_WwAA3TwfMercedes’ Lewis Hamilton again topped the timesheets in Friday afternoon’s second practice in Canada. Hamilton set his marker shortly before heavy rain arrived – and then aquaplaned off into the tyre wall shortly after. The heavens opened just over half an hour into the 90-minute session and Hamilton and team mate Rosberg were the only drivers to venture out on the sodden track, both on intermediate tyres.

It was a decision the world champion quickly regretted as he went straight on at the hairpin, damaging the nose of his F1 W06 Hybrid and bringing out the red flags. With the rain subsequently refusing to ease, it was effectively the end of the session.

With the majority of drivers having used the early dry conditions to get in some supersoft tyre runs, it was Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel who finished up an encouraging second fastest, just 0.3s down on Hamilton, with team mate Kimi Raikkonen setting a near-identical pace.

Rosberg was fourth, with the Lotus cars of Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean fifth and seventh respectively, split by the Williams of Valtteri Bottas. Felipe Massa in the second Williams, and the Red Bulls of Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo completed the top ten.

Canadian Grand Prix Second Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:15.988 Leader Leader 22
2 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:16.304 -0.316 -0.316 19
3 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:16.310 -0.322 -0.006 20
4 6 Nico Roseberg 1:16.440 -0.452 -0.130 22
5 13 Pastor Maldonado 1:16.600 -0.612 -0.160 15
6 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:16.849 -0.861 -0.249 18
7 8 Romain Grojean 1:16.864 -0.876 -0.015 15
8 19 Felipe Massa 1:17.041 -1.053 -0.177 19
9 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:17.092 -1.104 -0.051 10
10 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:17.111 -1.123 -0.019 16
11 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:17.120 -1.132 -0.009 15
12 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:17.261 -1.273 -0.141 17
13 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:17.318 -1.330 -0.057 23
14 11 Sergio Perez 1:17.367 -1.379 -0.049 20
15 14 Fernando Alonso 1:17.627 -1.639 -0.260 21
16 33 Max Verstappen 1:17.657 -1.669 -0.030 23
17 12 Felipe Nasr 1:17.751 -1.763 -0.094 21
18 22 Jenson Button 1:18.135 -2.147 -0.384 20
19 98 Roberto Merhi 1:19.531 -3.543 -1.396 15
20 28 Will Stevens 1:19.734 -3.746 -0.203 13

 

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