Hungary 2009: Friday Practice Two

Hungary 2009: Friday Practice Two

The second free practice session came to a close a short while ago and McLaren have compounded their initial pace by topping the tables once again, this time with Lewis Hamilton getting the better of his team mate and setting fastest lap time around the Hungaroring. Heikki Kovalainen wasn’t too far behind though, the pair separated by just 0.047s. Williams and Red Bull continue to feature among the top runners, with Sebastian Vettel improving over his morning form.

While McLaren are showing signs of improvement, Brawn once again looked a little lack-lustre, Rubens Barrichello just managing P7 and Jenson Button languishing in P13.

Ferrari too appear to have suffered a dip in performance. In Germany, Felipe Massa scored the squad’s first podium of the year and enjoyed a fairly competitive race. However, the shift to a slightly warmer Hungary has shown the pair of Gestione Sportiva pilots to be down on pace again. Kimi Raikkonen could only haul his F60 into P11 and almost 0.7s shy of Hamilton’s pace, while team mate Massa was well down in P18 after having a few excursions during the session.

Both Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers remain firmly behind the pair of Force India pilots, although the improvements the Swiss and Spanish drivers made show the difference in experience between the two. Sebastien Buemi, now the team leader at the little Italian squad, improved by 0.822s between the two practice sessions, whereas young Alguersuari could only improve by 0.286s.

Hungary 2009
Friday Free Practice Two

Lap Time
Fastest Time Set

Laps Set
Number Laps Set

1. British FlagLewis Hamilton McLaren 1m22.079s 36 Laps
2. Finnish FlagHeikki Kovalainen McLaren 1m22.126s 36 Laps
3. German FlagNico Rosberg Williams 1m22.154s 47 Laps
4. Australian FlagMark Webber Red Bull Racing 1m22.369s 29 Laps
5. Japanese FlagKazuki Nakajima Williams 1m22.426s 40 Laps
6. German FlagSebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1m22.550s 30 Laps
7. Brazilian FlagRubens Barrichello Brawn 1m22.641s 38 Laps
8. Italian FlagJarno Trulli Toyota 1m22.663s 28 Laps
9. German FlagNick Heidfeld BMW 1m22.690s 43 Laps
10. German FlagTimo Glock Toyota 1m22.751s 45 Laps
11. Finnish FlagKimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m22.763s 38 Laps
12. Spanish FlagFernando Alonso Renault 1m22.793s 37 Laps
13. British FlagJenson Button Brawn 1m22.806s 42 Laps
14. Polish FlagRobert Kubica BMW 1m22.870s 36 Laps
15. Brazilian FlagNelson Piquet Jr. Renault 1m22.927s 36 Laps
16. German FlagAdrian Sutil Force India 1m22.978s 28 Laps
17. Italian FlagGiancarlo Fisichella Force India 1m23.029s 39 Laps
18. Brazilian FlagFelipe Massa Ferrari 1m23.156s 32 Laps
19. Swiss FlagSebastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m23.176s 45 Laps
20. Spanish FlagJaime Alguersuari Scuderia Toro Rosso 1ms Laps

1 comment

  • McLaren looking better by the minute…quite good to see after some bad performances!! P1/P2, here we come 😉

    Or at least, that’s what I hope happens…..

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