Hamilton leads, Rosberg crashes in second Australian GP practice

untitledIt was intermediate tyres all the way in Friday’s second practice for the 2016 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, and again it was Lewis Hamilton setting the pace at a damp Albert Park. The world champion headed Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg by 0.467s, but it was a case of mixed fortunes for Mercedes.

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Hamilton’s team mate Nico Rosberg was the most high-profile victim of the slippery conditions, the German swiping the front wing off his Silver Arrow against the wall following a spin at Turn 7. To add insult to injury, it was a new-spec nose that the team had deliberately not run in FP1 for fear of potential damage.

Kimi Raikkonen was third fastest to put Ferrari in the mix, followed in the times by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz, and the McLarens of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. Completing the top ten were Sebastian Vettel in the second Ferrari, Force India’s Sergio Perez and Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat.

Australian Grand Prix Second Practice
Pos. Car # Driver Best Time Behind Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:38.841 Leader Leader 4
2 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:39.308 -0.467 -0.467 8
3 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:39.486 -0.645 -0.178 7
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:39.535 -0.694 -0.049 8
5 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:39.786 -0.945 -0.251 14
6 14 Fernando Alonso 1:39.895 -1.054 -0.109 16
7 22 Jenson Button 1:40.008 -1.167 -0.113 12
8 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:40.761 -1.920 -0.753 7
9 11 Sergio Perez 1:41.256 -2.415 -0.495 8
10 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:42.411 -3.570 -1.155 10
11 21 Esteban Gutierrez 1:42.891 -4.050 -0.480 8
12 94 Pascal Wehrlein 1:43.401 -4.560 -0.510 22
13 8 Romain Grojean 1:43.731 -4.890 -0.330 7
14 88 Rio Haryanto 1:44.304 -5.463 -0.573 22
15 6 Nico Roseberg 1:47.356 -8.515 -3.052 4
16 20 Kevin Magnussen 0:00.000 -1:38.841 -1:47.356 1
17 30 Jolyon Palmer 0:00.000 -1:38.841 0.000 4
18 19 Felipe Massa 0:00.000 -1:38.841 0.000 1
19 77 Valtteri Bottas 0:00.000 -1:38.841 0.000 1
20 9 Marcus Ericsson 0:00.000 -1:38.841 0.000 0
21 12 Felipe Nasr 0:00.000 -1:38.841 0.000 0
22 33 Max Verstappen 0:00.000 -1:38.841 0.000 0

 

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