Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Red Bull Ring, 2014

Hamilton leads another Mercedes one-two in Austria

2014 Austrian Grand Prix second practicePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Red Bull Ring, 2014Mercedes remained on top during the second practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix but this time is was Lewis Hamilton who led the way.

Nico Rosberg took three attempts to get within four-tenths of a second of his team mate, as the two W05s were the only cars to lap the Red Bull Ring in under 70 seconds.

However the gap between the silver cars and their rivals widened considerably in the afternoon session. Fernando Alonso was third-quickest for Ferrari, over nine-tenths of a second off Hamilton’s pace.

The Williams pair were close behind, Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa within five-hundredths of a second of the Ferrari. Red Bull enjoyed a better second session at their home track, with Sebastian Vettel in sixth place and Daniel Ricciardo eighth.

A rain shower briefly threatened the final minutes of the session while the drivers were completing their race simulations. But while stronger winds briefly made for challenging conditions the track stayed dry.

Pos. No. Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’09.542 50
2 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’09.919 0.377 37
3 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’10.470 0.928 40
4 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1’10.519 0.977 44
5 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1’10.521 0.979 39
6 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’10.807 1.265 39
7 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’10.813 1.271 44
8 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1’10.920 1.378 36
9 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1’10.936 1.394 45
10 25 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1’10.972 1.430 39
11 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1’10.974 1.432 45
12 26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1’11.261 1.719 45
13 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1’11.296 1.754 36
14 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1’11.491 1.949 42
15 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1’11.765 2.223 30
16 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1’11.806 2.264 42
17 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’11.935 2.393 39
18 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1’12.229 2.687 43
19 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’12.262 2.720 46
20 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1’12.279 2.737 36
21 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1’12.937 3.395 24
22 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1’13.596 4.054 48

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