Hamilton fastest in second session in Russia

By on Friday, October 10, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time during the second free practice session for this weekend’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix at Sochi.

Hamilton set two times quick enough for top spot and he ended the session with a 1:39.630, 0.864s clear of nearest rival Kevin Magnussen.

Magnussen ended 0.01s faster than Fernando Alonso, who set his hot lap on Option tyres comparatively late in the session.

Nico Rosberg was fourth for Mercedes after running wide at the penultimate corner on his flying lap, while Valtteri Bottas recovered from missing part of the first session to end the day in fifth place.

Jenson Button claimed sixth for McLaren, ahead of Felipe Massa and home driver Daniil Kvyat.

Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel complained of straight line speed problems and ended in ninth, while Toro Rosso driver Jean-Éric Vergne rounded out the top 10.

Kimi Räikkönen spent some time in the garage during the initial stages of the session and finished in 11th, ahead of Nico Hülkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo, who stopped on track with eight minutes remaining due to a Power Unit failure.

The session was briefly halted while marshals recovered Ricciardo’s stricken RB10.

Sergio Pérez beat Adrian Sutil to 14th, with Romain Grosjean 16th despite complaining of recurring problems with his Lotus E22. His team-mate, Pastor Maldonado, finished in 17th position.

Esteban Gutiérrez returned to his Sauber C33 and ended in 18th, ahead of Marcus Ericsson, Max Chilton and Kamui Kobayashi.

PositionNumberDriverTeamTimeGap
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:39.630
220Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes1:40.4940.864
314Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:40.5040.874
46Nico RosbergMercedes1:40.5420.912
577Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1:40.5730.943
622Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:40.7181.088
719Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1:40.7311.101
826Daniil KvyatSTR-Renault1:41.1081.478
91Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:41.3961.766
1025Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Renault1:41.5311.901
117Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:41.6302.000
1227Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:41.6772.047
133Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing-Renault1:42.0612.431
1411Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1:42.0902.460
1599Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari1:42.2332.603
168Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:42.8923.262
1713Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault1:42.9053.275
1821Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1:43.0553.425
199Marcus EricssonCaterham-Renault1:44.1354.505
204Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari1:44.5304.900
2110Kamui KobayashiCaterham-Renault1:44.9525.322

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