Practice Two - Hamilton gives Mercedes home boost 10 Jul 2009
Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time during Friday afternoons second practice session for the German Grand Prix, as conditions at the Nurburgring remained cold and overcast.
The world champion lapped his Mercedes-powered McLaren in 1m 32.149s, to depose Sebastian Vettel. The British race winner made up for the time he lost with an electronic problem in the morning, and pushed his Red Bull to 1m 32.331s, just ahead of Jenson Button on 1m 32.369s for Brawn.
Behind them, Red Bulls Mark Webber posted 1m 32.480s to head Toyotas Jarno Trulli (1m 32.511s), Force Indias Adrian Sutil (1m 32.585s), Brawn GPs Rubens Barrichello (1m 32.664s), Renaults Fernando Alonso (1m 32.774s), Williams Kazuki Nakajima (1m 32.872s) and Renaults Nelson Piquet (1m 32.992s).
It was slightly warmer than Friday morning with an ambient temperature of 13 degrees Celsius and a track temperature of 22.
Nick Heidfeld headed the second half of the field with 1m 33.012s for BMW Sauber, followed by Ferraris Felipe Massa (1m 33.052s), Williams Nico Rosberg (1m 33.128s), BMW Saubers Robert Kubica (1m 33.161s), Toyotas Timo Glock (1m 33.172s), Ferraris Kimi Raikkonen (1m 33.182s), McLarens Heikki Kovalainen (1m 33.724s) and Toro Rossos Sebastien Buemi (1m 33.903s).
The beleaguered Sebastien Bourdais in the second Toro Rosso was 19th on 1m 34.025s, while Giancarlo Fisichella was at the back on 1m 38.877s after crashing his Force India early on when there were some rain spots.
Several drivers missed the chicane of went on at Turn One, but the only one to spin was Hamilton, in that first corner.