Rosberg on top as Massa crashes in second practice

2013 British Grand Prix second practice

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2013Nico Rosberg was quickest for Mercedes in a busy second practice session at Silverstone.

The track had mostly dried out following the morning’s rain-hit session but was still damp as drivers headed out at the beginning of the scheduled 90 minutes’ running.

However they found the circuit was almost ready for slick tyres, and quickly returned to the pits for dry-weather rubber.

On an improving track most drivers logged well over 20 laps. But Felipe Massa was a significant exception.

The Ferrari driver lost control of his car at the exit of Stowe on his eight lap. The nose of the F138 was wiped off against the barrier, and although Massa’s car was quickly returned to his team he was unable to take any further part in the session.

Rosberg showed strong pace in the Mercedes but the two Red Bull drivers behind him ran strongly when the drivers completed their race simulation runs later in the session.

Paul di Resta an was the quickest home driver ahead of fellow Briton Lewis Hamilton. Behind them were the two Toro Rossos. Fernando Alonso could only manage tenth behind Adrian Sutil and Romain Grosjean.

Pos. No. Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’32.248 33
2 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’32.547 0.299 26
3 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’32.680 0.432 31
4 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’32.832 0.584 34
5 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’32.911 0.663 28
6 19 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’33.171 0.923 34
7 18 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’33.290 1.042 38
8 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’33.313 1.065 34
9 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’33.322 1.074 38
10 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’33.494 1.246 32
11 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’33.740 1.492 29
12 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1’33.896 1.648 36
13 7 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1’34.120 1.872 30
14 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1’34.130 1.882 29
15 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1’34.998 2.750 32
16 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1’35.070 2.822 29
17 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1’35.127 2.879 35
18 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1’35.802 3.554 27
19 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1’35.984 3.736 32
20 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1’36.079 3.831 35
21 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1’37.329 5.081 33
22 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’43.466 11.218 7

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49 comments on Rosberg on top as Massa crashes in second practice

  1. Sankalp Sharma (@sankalp88) said on 28th June 2013, 18:11

    @keithcollantine

    Any place where I could access the lap-charts of FP2 for all drivers? It would be easier to make predictions that way.

  2. schooner (@schooner) said on 28th June 2013, 22:49

    Massa might want to ask Webber if he could use a co-driver in his Porsche next year.

  3. anon said on 29th June 2013, 6:01

    Wow Force India and Toro Rosso drivers showing up veterans Alonso, Button and Raikkonen again.

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