Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Hungaroring, 2011

Hamilton stays on top in Hungary

2011 Hungarian Grand Prix second practicePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Hungaroring, 2011
Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Hungaroring, 2011

Lewis Hamilton kept his place on top of the times sheets in second practice at the Hungaroring.

The McLaren driver trailed team mate Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso during the early part of the session as the drivers lapped on soft tyres.

Alonso was one of the first drivers to switch to super-soft tyres, lowering his best time by eight tenths of a second.

Hamilton and Button then took to the track at the same time, Button lapping a few hundredths of a second off Alonso’s pace.

But Hamilton found more time, lapping almost a quarter of a second faster than the Ferrari.

Neither of the Red Bulls were able to beat that trio. Mark Webber was fourth, Sebastian Vettel four-hundredths behind in fifth.

Felipe Massa led the two Mercedes, with Michael Schumacher ending the session struggling for rear tyre grip in his long run.

The two Force Indias completed the top ten, with Paul di Resta slightly quicker than Adrian Sutil.

Pos. Car Driver Car Best lap Gap
1 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’21.018 29
2 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’21.259 0.241 40
3 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’21.322 0.304 34
4 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’21.508 0.490 35
5 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’21.549 0.531 31
6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’22.099 1.081 40
7 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’22.121 1.103 36
8 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’22.440 1.422 36
9 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’22.835 1.817 40
10 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’22.981 1.963 37
11 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’23.030 2.012 34
12 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’23.399 2.381 37
13 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’23.679 2.661 34
14 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1’23.861 2.843 28
15 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1’24.181 3.163 39
16 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’24.182 3.164 26
17 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’24.546 3.528 21
18 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’24.878 3.860 35
19 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1’24.994 3.976 38
20 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1’25.447 4.429 39
21 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’26.823 5.805 33
22 25 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1’27.261 6.243 28
23 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1’27.730 6.712 31
24 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1’28.255 7.237 25

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