Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Hungaroring, 2014

Hamilton stays ahead in second practice

2014 Hungarian Grand Prix second practicePosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Hungaroring, 2014Lewis Hamilton completed a successful Friday by ending the second practice session fastest as he had the first.

The Mercedes driver was over two-tenths of a second faster than team mate Nico Rosberg when the pair ran on the quicker soft tyres, and he enjoyed a similar margin on the medium compounds.

During the long runs at the end of the session Rosberg had to be told to use a lower gear in the first corner to guard against “engine damage”.

Drivers discovered the soft tyres were over one-and-a-half seconds quicker per lap than the harder medium compound. Sebastian Vettel was one of several drivers who found a few tenths more than that when he went third-quickest with a 1’25.111.

Fernando Alonso was fourth, almost a full second slower than Hamilton. He was separated from team mate Kimi Raikkonen by the McLaren of Kevin Magnussen.

Felipe Massa had a spin early in the session, damaging a set of tyres which forced Williams to change their long-runs plans in the final half-hour. He ended up tenth behind Daniel Ricciardo, the other Williams of Valtteri Bottas, and Jenson Button.

Pos. No. Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’24.482 38
2 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’24.720 0.238 38
3 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’25.111 0.629 33
4 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’25.437 0.955 26
5 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1’25.580 1.098 34
6 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1’25.730 1.248 30
7 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1’25.983 1.501 29
8 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1’25.999 1.517 37
9 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’26.234 1.752 33
10 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1’26.402 1.920 18
11 26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1’26.689 2.207 42
12 25 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1’26.703 2.221 37
13 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’26.789 2.307 39
14 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1’26.919 2.437 41
15 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1’27.013 2.531 39
16 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1’27.019 2.537 40
17 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1’27.021 2.539 14
18 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1’27.480 2.998 32
19 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1’28.370 3.888 35
20 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1’28.469 3.987 26
21 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1’28.586 4.104 35
22 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1’29.036 4.554 34

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