Lewis Hamilton continues to set the pace in Brazil

Published on 11 Nov 2016 18:40

Lewis Hamilton was once again top of the charts during second practice in Brazil.

The reigning champion's time of One minute 12.271 seconds narrowly beat team mate Nico Rosberg, who was three hundredths of a second behind.

Williams were surprisingly high up the table with Valtteri Bottas in third and Felipe Massa in fourth - his highest practice placing of the season in what is his final home Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo beat Max Vertappen in the other red Bull to the final top five spot, while Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Nico Hulkenberg, and Jenson button rounded out the top 10. Button's session was cut short due to a gearbox problem in what was a tough session for McLaren.

11th placed Fernando Alonso's session reached a premature end after a cooling problem on his ERS threatened to cause a more serous problem. He was able to make light of the situation, recreating his famous deckchair pose from last year's Brazilian Grand Prix practice as he watched the remainder of the session from the side of the track.

Daniil Kvyat was 12th fastest, ahead of Carlos Sainz who was involved in an incident with Raikkonen which saw the Ferrari driver cut across him as he entered the pits. The incident is set to be investigated by the stewards in due course.

Sergio Perez was 14th fastest ahead of the 2017 Haas duo of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, while Felipe Nasr was 17th, ahead of Esteban Ocon, Jolyon Palmer, Esteban Gutierrez, Marcus Ericsson, who spun early in the session, ruining his tyres; and Pascal Wehrlein.

11 November 2016 - Grand Prix of Brazil - Free practice 2
  Driver Team Time Difference #
1. GB Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.271 41
2. DE Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:12.301 +0.030 40
3. FI Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:12.761 +0.490 47
4. BR Felipe Massa Williams 1:12.789 +0.518 43
5. AU Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:12.828 +0.557 43
6. NL Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1:12.928 +0.657 45
7. DE Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:13.002 +0.731 45
8. FI Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:13.047 +0.776 24
9. DE Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1:13.299 +1.028 42
10. GB Jenson Button McLaren 1:13.440 +1.169 19
11. ES Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:13.572 +1.301 18
12. RU Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:13.689 +1.418 46
13. ES Carlos Sainz jr Toro Rosso 1:13.801 +1.530 47
14. MX Sergio Perez Force India 1:13.918 +1.647 38
15. FR Romain Grosjean Haas F1 1:14.074 +1.803 35
16. DK Kevin Magnussen Renault 1:14.109 +1.838 47
17. BR Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:14.309 +2.038 40
18. FR Esteban Ocon Manor F1 1:14.317 +2.046 46
19. GB Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:14.436 +2.165 43
20. MX Esteban Gutierrez Haas F1 1:14.558 +2.287 42
21. SE Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:14.695 +2.424 21
22. DE Pascal Wehrlein Manor F1 1:14.958 +2.687 22
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