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2014 German GP: Hamilton set fastest in second practice

Lewis Hamilton is the undisputed king of the Friday free practice this season topping FP2 on seven of the last 8 occasion (2nd in the other one)

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Lewis Hamilton set fastest lap-time during the second practice session for the German Grand Prix today. The Brit set best a 1:18.341 on Pirelli’s Super Soft tyre.

The morning session fastest man Nico Rosberg manages second fastest, just 0.024 seconds behind his teammate’s time.
Rosberg firstly held the top time in the time-sheet with Soft tyres, but the Brit lead ahead when the switch to the Super Soft Pirelli.

Red Bull speedy Daniel Ricciardo set third fastest, just one-tenth down on top man Hamilton’s P1 lap-time.

Kimi Räikkönen finished as the best of the rest in a decent fourth for Ferrari. McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen set fifth fastest ahead of Williams’ driver Felipe Massa and the second McLaren drivers Jenson Button.

Sebastian Vettel struggled with balancing issue, finally managed eighth fastest ahead Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, and Williams ace Valtteri Bottas completed the top ten in the evening session.

Also 50-degree-plus track temperatures causing the super-soft in particular to overheat and lose peak performance quickly.

Caterham’s difficult condition continued during practice as both cars hit trouble out on track. Kamui Kobayashi jumped out of his car as smoke pours from the rear of his car.

The Japanese speedy returns with several marshals, armed with fire extinguishers, and they successively did the job of putting out the flames. (Images © Mercedes/Daimler)

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