Hamilton leaps ahead in Belgian FP2

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Belgium, Circuit De Spa-Francorchampsbe

Lewis Hamilton was easily the fastest man during second practice of the Belgian Grand Prix weekend. The Mercedes driver was 6 tenths ahead of team mate, who himself was closely challenged by Fernando Alonso.

Early on in the session, Pastor Maldonado crashed out on the short straight between turns 9 and 10, seemingly losing rear grip on the exit of turn 9. His Lotus E22 incurred too much damage for him to be able to go out again during the session.

For Sebastian Vettel, problems were even worse as the team were at work on his car during the entire session after having removed the entire engine from the monocoque. It may be that an engine switch will be needed, meaning an immediate 10 place penalty due to using a 6th internal combustion engine unit.


144Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:49.189-26
26Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:49.7930.60428
314Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:49.9300.74119
419Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1:50.3271.13824
522Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:50.6591.47031
677Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1:50.6771.48826
726Daniil KvyatSTR-Renault1:50.7251.53625
83Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing-Renault1:50.9771.78816
920Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes1:51.0741.88531
1027Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:51.0771.88826
1125Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Renault1:51.3832.19426
1299Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari1:51.4502.26129
1311Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1:51.5732.38428
148Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:52.1963.00725
157Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:52.2343.04518
1617Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari1:52.7763.58723
1721Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1:53.9554.7667
184Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari1:54.0404.85118
199Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault1:54.0504.86130
2045Andre LottererCaterham-Renault1:54.0934.90424
2113Pastor MaldonadoLotus-RenaultNo time-2
221Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-RenaultNo time-0