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.
|1||6||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes AMG||1:34.155||-||34|
|4||44||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes AMG||1:34.621||+0.466s||23|
|5||26||Daniil Kvyat||Red Bull Racing||1:35.009||+0.854s||25|
|6||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing||1:35.153||+0.998s||22|
|7||33||Max Verstappen||Toro Rosso||1:35.300||+1.145s||36|
|8||27||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||1:35.387||+1.232s||34|
|9||55||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||1:35.866||+1.711s||37|
|11||13||Pastor Maldonado||Lotus F1||1:36.164||+2.009s||32|
|13||11||Sergio Perez||Force India||1:36.351||+2.196s||29|
|14||8||Romain Grosjean||Lotus F1||1:36.728||+2.573s||21|