German GP: Hamilton, on low fuel, fastest in practice 2

(GMM) Lewis Hamilton made a cameo at the top of the Friday time sheets, heading the second practice session at the cold Nurburgring with almost certainly only a sniff of fuel aboard his McLaren.

The reigning world champion was a couple of tenths quicker than the 2009 contenders Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button, followed by the fastest man of the earlier morning session, Red Bull's Mark Webber.

The final 90-minute session of the day was staged under ominously dark skies and occasional light rain, which caught out Force India's Giancarlo Fisichella early on as he slid into the barrier.

Vettel and Toro Rosso's Sebastien Bourdais narrowly avoided a Red Bull-made scrapheap with a near collision, while Nelson Piquet ended the session beside the track with a failed Renault.

Ferrari continued to embarrass themselves, with Massa only 12th best and Raikkonen a lowly 16th.

Results

Pos

Driver Team Time Behind Laps
1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.149 + 0.000 23
2. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:32.331 + 0.182 31
3. Button Brawn-Mercedes 1:32.369 + 0.220 32
4. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:32.480 + 0.331 28
5. Trulli Toyota 1:32.511 + 0.362 32
6. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:32.585 + 0.436 32
7. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 1:32.664 + 0.515 26
8. Alonso Renault 1:32.774 + 0.625 24
9. Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:32.872 + 0.723 32
10. Piquet Renault 1:32.992 + 0.843 29
11. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber 1:33.012 + 0.863 36
12. Massa Ferrari 1:33.052 + 0.903 34
13. Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:33.128 + 0.979 34
14. Kubica BMW-Sauber 1:33.161 + 1.012 28
15. Glock Toyota 1:33.172 + 1.023 34
16. Raikkonen Ferrari 1:33.182 + 1.033 29
17. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:33.724 + 1.575 27
18. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:33.903 + 1.754 30
19. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:34.025 + 1.876 30
20. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 1:38.877 + 6.728 3

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