Silverstone: Hamilton tops 2nd wet practice

Schumacher slogs through the England rain

Lewis Hamilton topped Friday's 2nd practice session at Silverstone ahead of Sunday's British GP. On a track soaking wet from the heavy rain that saw Ferrari's Fernando Alonso go aquaplaning off into the barriers in his Ferrari, Hamilton's lap of 1m56.345s was enough to top Kamui Kobayashi's Sauber and Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg both in Mercedes.

Bruno Senna also aquaplaned into the barriers on the way out of the Becketts complex. The heavily-damaged Williams caused a 10-minute red flag period. Senna stepped out unhurt.

Sergio Perez in the second Sauber rounded out the top-5. Four drivers did not even risk putting in a single lap the conditions were so bad.



1. Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1:56.345
2. Kamui Kobayashi Japan Sauber-Ferrari 1:56.474
3. Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes GP 1:56.545
4. Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes GP 1:56.567
5. Sergio Perez Mexico Sauber-Ferrari 1:57.493
6. Jenson Button Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1:57.948
7. Heikki Kovalainen Finland Caterham-Renault 1:58.580
8. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Lotus-Renault 1:58.897
9. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Force India-Mercedes 1:58.943
10. Fernando Alonso Spain Ferrari 1:59.015
11. Paul di Resta Britain Force India-Mercedes 1:59.429
12. Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Williams-Renault 1:59.472
13. Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull-Renault 1:59.476
14. Jean-Eric Vergne France Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:59.854
15. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari 2:00.565
16. Timo Glock Germany Marussia-Cosworth 2:00.820
17. Bruno Senna Brazil Williams-Renault 2:01.099
18. Vitaly Petrov Russia Caterham-Renault 2:01.348
19. Charles Pic France Marussia-Cosworth 2:03.719
20. Narain Karthikeyan India HRT-Cosworth 2:04.774
21. Romain Grosjean France Lotus-Renault No Time
22. Daniel Ricciardo Australia Toro Rosso-Ferrari No Time
23. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault No Time
24. Pedro de la Rosa Spain HRT-Cosworth No Time

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