Lewis Hamilton took control of the second free practice session at the Hungaroring earlier today, the McLaren driver setting the fastest lap ahead of Renault’s Nelson Piquet Jr. The Brazilian driver went well in the morning but managed to pop in a quick lap after lunch on soft Bridgestone tyres and team mate Fernando Alonso went fourth, just behind Hamilton’s team mate, Heikki Kovalainen. Ferrari could only manage fifth and sixth, however Kimi Raikkonen got the better of Felipe Massa this time around.
BMW improved slightly in the second session; they appeared to flounder before breaking for lunch. In the afternoon Nick Heidfeld finished in seventh while Robert Kubica followed the German into eighth. The remainder of the drivers all seemed to be slightly closer to the leader’s pace than before and the timing tables were a little more mixed. Sebastian Vettel, who stopped on-track in the morning session after four laps due to hydraulic failure, could only complete five in the afternoon after further trouble.
Williams improved Nico Rosberg’s placing, the German ending in afternoon in tenth, and Red Bull Racing finished in twelfth and thirteenth. Honda regressed though and Jenson Button could only muster sixteenth while Rubens Barrichello languished in nineteenth.
Hungary 2008: Friday Free Practice Two
|1.||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren||1m20.554s||35 Laps|
|2.||Nelson Piquet Jr.||Renault||1m20.748s||38 Laps|
|3.||Heikki Kovalainen||McLaren||1m20.760s||33 Laps|
|4.||Fernando Alonso||Renault||1m20.928s||35 Laps|
|5.||Kimi Raikkonen||Ferrari||1m21.009s||35 Laps|
|6.||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||1m21.010s||36 Laps|
|7.||Nick Heidfeld||BMW||1m21.138s||46 Laps|
|8.||Robert Kubica||BMW||1m21.363s||36 Laps|
|9.||Jarno Trulli||Toyota||1m21.505s||42 Laps|
|10.||Nico Rosberg||Williams||1m21.581s||34 Laps|
|11.||Timo Glock||Toyota||1m21.662s||39 Laps|
|12.||Mark Webber||Red Bull Racing||1m21.733s||43 Laps|
|13.||David Coulthard||Red Bull Racing||1m21.837s||34 Laps|
|14.||Kazuki Nakajima||Williams||1m21.902s||33 Laps|
|15.||Sebastien Bourdais||Scuderia Toro Rosso||1m21. 955s||41 Laps|
|16.||Jenson Button||Honda||1m22.150s||41 Laps|
|17.||Giancarlo Fisichella||Force India||1m22.197s||36 Laps|
|18.||Adrian Sutil||Force India||1m22.358s||37 Laps|
|19.||Rubens Barrichello||Honda||1m22.448s||33 Laps|
|20.||Sebastian Vettel||Scuderia Toro Rosso||1m22.945s||5 Laps|