2013 British GP: Second practice
ROSBERG QUICKEST IN PRATICE TWO: Teams took full advantage of a drying Silverstone circuit with Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg claiming the fastest time during the second practice session.Image: AFP
Nico Rosberg was fastest for Mercedes during the second practice session for the British Formula 1 Grand Prix, after rain made a mockery of the morning session.
Rosberg, winner on the winding streets of Monaco in 2013, lapped the Silverstone circuit on a largely dry afternoon with a best time of 1min 32.248.
Mark Webber and Red Bull team mate and championship leader Sebastian Vettel were second and third on the timesheets.
Force India's Paul Di Resta was fourth with Rosberg's team mate Lewis Hamilton in fifth.
RAIN WREAKS HAVOC
Ferrari's Felipe Massa skidded off and smashed into the tyre wall at Stowe after seven laps.
Rain played havoc with opening practice at the 2013 British Formula 1 with only half of the grid posting a timed lap and most of the leading drivers remaining in their garages.
Daniel Ricciardo, eager to show Red Bull bosses what he can do now that there is a declared vacancy at the champions with Mark Webber departing in 2014, was top of the timesheets for Toro Rosso after completing 10 laps.
His best time of 1mim54.249 may have been so slow as to be meaningless but at least he gave the long-suffering fans something to watch on a morning short of track action.
Red Bull, Lotus and McLaren drivers did no more than installation laps. Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen did not bother even with that.
2013 British Grand Prix:
Second practice results:
1 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1min32.248
2 Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull 1min32.547
3 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 1min32.680
4 Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India 1min32.832
5 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1min32.911
6 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso 1min33.171
7 Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso 1min33.290
8 Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India 1min33.313
9 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 1min33.322
10 Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1min33.494
11 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1min33.740
12 Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Sauber 1min33.896
13 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus 1min34.120
14 Sergio Perez (Mexico) McLaren 1min34.130
15 Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber 1min34.998
16 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams 1min35.070
17 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams 1min35.127
18 Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia 1min35.802
19 Giedo van der Garde (Netherlands) Caterham 1min35.984
20 Charles Pic (France) Caterham 1min36.079
21 Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia 1min37.329
22 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1min43.466
First practice results
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