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Published: 15:38 | 8/7/16

Hamilton dominates Silverstone practice


Lewis Hamilton proved too strong for his rivals as he posted the fastest time of the afternoon in the second free practice session for Sunday's British Grand Prix.

Hamilton clocked a 1:31.660 lap to finish the session at the top of the timesheets, but he was the only Mercedes driver to set a time as his team-mate Nico Rosberg failed to take to the track after a water leak was detected on his car.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was 0.391seconds behind Hamilton with his team-mate Max Verstappen third.

Sebastian Vettel was fourth fastest for Ferrari, one-tenth clear of his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, while Fernando Alonso enjoyed a good afternoon as he brought his McLaren home in sixth.

Williams' Valtteri Bottas was seventh ahead of Romain Grosjean in the Haas and Jenson Button in the second McLaren. Felipe Massa completed the top ten.

British Grand Prix - Practice 2 Results:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps

1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m31.660s

2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m32.051s 0.391s

3 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1m32.286s 0.626s

4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m32.570s 0.910s

5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m32.736s 1.076s

6 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m33.040s 1.380s

7 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m33.493s 1.833s

8 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1m33.614s 1.954s

9 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m33.763s 2.103s

10 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m33.801s 2.141s

11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m33.840s 2.180s

12 Esteban Gutierrez Haas/Ferrari 1m34.000s 2.340s

13 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1m34.139s 2.479s

14 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m34.154s 2.494s

15 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m34.321s 2.661s

16 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m34.356s 2.696s

17 Pascal Wehrlein Manor/Mercedes 1m34.549s 2.889s

18 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1m34.610s 2.950s

19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m34.722s 3.062s

20 Kevin Magnussen Renault 1m34.959s 3.299s

21 Rio Haryanto Manor/Mercedes 1m35.841s 4.181s


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