Rosberg leads Raikkonen in second practice

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Great Britain, Silverstone Circuitgb

Nico Rosberg continued to be fastest in the second free practice session at Silverstone, this time edging out Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel on the Ferraris. Team mate Lewis Hamilton was fourth fastest, almost half a second off of the German pace setter today.

During the session there were no major incident, although Romain Grosjean got stuck in the gravel at Luffield around 20 minutes into the session. His car had to be recovered as he complained about a total lack of consistency on his car's brakes.

Roberto Merhi later also stopped at Luffield, also causing a red flag until he managed to find reverse gear and get his car going again. Similarly, Alonso was seen going wide as he complained about imbalance of his car, just like his team mate Jenson Button did.

On the positive side, Nico Hulkenberg was 8th fastest, possibly enjoying the performance step that the team brought with its B-spec of their car. Introduced here, the VJM08B is the first result of the development team working at the Toyota wind tunnel facility in Cologne.

Results

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
16Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:34.155-34
27Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:34.502+0.347s29
35Sebastian VettelFerrari1:34.522+0.367s27
444Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:34.621+0.466s23
526Daniil KvyatRed Bull Racing1:35.009+0.854s25
63Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:35.153+0.998s22
733Max VerstappenToro Rosso1:35.300+1.145s36
827Nico HulkenbergForce India1:35.387+1.232s34
955Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:35.866+1.711s37
1019Felipe MassaWilliams1:36.147+1.992s33
1113Pastor MaldonadoLotus F11:36.164+2.009s32
1277Valtteri BottasWilliams1:36.183+2.028s33
1311Sergio PerezForce India1:36.351+2.196s29
148Romain GrosjeanLotus F11:36.728+2.573s21
1514Fernando AlonsoMclaren1:36.731+2.576s19
1612Felipe NasrSauber1:36.822+2.667s23
1722Jenson ButtonMclaren1:37.196+3.041s16
189Marcus EricssonSauber1:37.327+3.172s37
1928Will StevensMarussia1:38.279+4.124s21
2098Roberto MerhiMarussia1:39.878+5.723s21