Practice Two - Hamilton leads McLaren one-two 24 Jul 2009
Lewis Hamilton bounced back in style for McLaren in Fridays second practice session here at the Hungaroring. His team mate Heikki Kovalainen had been fastest for much of the session with 1m 22.126s, but right at the end Hamilton pipped that with 1m 22.079s.
Nico Rosberg ran them close for Williams with 1m 22.154s, then came Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel in their Red Bulls on 1m 22.369s and 1m 22.550s, sandwiching Kazuki Nakajima on 1m 22.426s in the second Williams.
Rubens Barrichello was Brawns lead runner in seventh on 1m 22.641s, ahead of Toyotas Jarno Trulli on 1m 22.663s and BMW Saubers Nick Heidfeld on 1m 22.690s. Timo Glock in the second Toyota completed the top 10 in 1m 22.751s. Both Toyota drivers encountered problems, with Trulli at one stage stranded on the course when his TF109 stopped.
Kimi Raikkonen was 11th for Ferrari with 1m 22.763s, followed by Fernando Alonso for Renault on 1m 22.793s, while Jenson Button was only 13th in the second Brawn, on 1m 22.806s. The Englishman set that time quite early in the session and did not improve as he focused on race preparation. BMW Saubers Robert Kubica was 14th on 1m 22.870s, and those below 1m 23s were completed by Renaults Nelson Piquet on 1m 22.927s and Force Indias Adrian Sutil on 1m 22.978s.
Ferraris Felipe Massa had an interesting afternoon visiting the scenery and was 18th on 1m 23.156s, just ahead of Sebastien Buemi on 1m 23.176s, and just behind Force Indias Giancarlo Fisichella (1m 23.029). Buemis new team mate Jaime Alguersuari continued to climb his learning curve, lapping his STR4 in a respectable 1m 23.942s.
There was plenty of off-course action, with some drivers repeatedly straying from the grey stuff as they pushed the limits. Massa, Alguersuari, Buemi, Vettel, Rosberg, Hamilton, Piquet, Webber, Raikkonen, Kovalainen and Sutil all ran into run-off areas, while Barrichello spun in Turn 12.