Austrian GP: Hamilton tops practice 2

Hamilton gets some opposite lock as he works to bury his German teammate

Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes 1-2 on the opening day of practice for the Austrian Grand Prix, outpacing Formula 1 title rival Nico Rosberg by almost four tenths of a second. The rest of the teams and drivers were not even close.

Hamilton put in a time 0.377s seconds faster than Rosberg.

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso was third fastest, just over nine tenths off the pace, while Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was fourth.

Felipe Massa fifth overall, both Williams using their superior Mercedes power.

Sebastian Vettel, who started the session late thanks to his floor having to be changed after his high-speed spin exiting the final corner during the morning session, was sixth fastest, almost 1.3s slower than Hamilton.

Results

Pos Driver Team Time Behind Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m09.542s +0.000s 37
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m09.919s +0.377s 50
3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m10.470s +0.928s 40
4 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1m10.519s +0.977s 44
5 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1m10.521s +0.979s 39
6 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m10.807s +1.265s 39
7 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m10.813s +1.271s 44
8 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1m10.920s +1.378s 36
9 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1m10.936s +1.394s 45
10 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1m10.972s +1.430s 39
11 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m10.974s +1.432s 45
12 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1m11.261s +1.719s 45
13 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1m11.296s +1.754s 36
14 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m11.491s +1.949s 42
15 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1m11.765s +2.223s 30
16 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1m11.806s +2.264s 42
17 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m11.935s +2.393s 39
18 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1m12.229s +2.687s 43
19 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m12.262s +2.720s 46
20 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1m12.279s +2.737s 36
21 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1m12.937s +3.395s 24
22 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1m13.596s +4.054s 48

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