BIANCHI HONOURED IN HUNGARY: Lewis Hamilton carries the message #JB17 on his Mercedes as part of a tribute to deceased F1 driver Jules Bianchi who died earlier in July 2015. Image: AP / Petr David Josek
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton again showed his speed Friday (July 24) to post the fastest time during the second practice session ahead of the 2015 Hungarian GP.
Daniel Ricciardo's promising session for Red Bull ended with engine trouble, however.
In a largely encouraging afternoon for Red Bull, Daniil Kvyat posted the second quickest time ahead of Ricciardo, who went off the track with smoke billowing from his car with about 20mins remaining, bringing out the red flag for the third time of the day. Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel was seventh.
FORCE INDIA SITS OUT SESSION
The red flag was deployed twice during the first session; Force India's Sergio Perez emerged unscathed from a crash and veteran Kimi Raikkonen lost his Ferrari front wing.
As it happened: 2015 Hungarian GP - second practice
Perez and Force India team mate Nico Hulkenberg skipped the second practice session as the team investigated the cause of the early morning crash.
Perez suffered a rear suspension failure during FP1, causing the car to spear into the wall and flip over its front-right tire before coming to rest on its roll bar.
2015 Hungarian GP results
1 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1min23.949
2 Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Red Bull 1min24.300
3 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull 1min24.451
4 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1min24.668
5 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1min25.134
6 Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso 1min25.599
7 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 1min25.660
8 Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren 1min25.752
9 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams 1min25.881
10 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams 1min25.920
11 Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Toro Rosso 1min25.935
12 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1min25.994
13 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus 1min26.090
14 Felipe Nasr (Brazil) Sauber 1min26.379
15 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 1min26.442
16 Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Sauber 1min26.831
17 Roberto Merhi (Spain) Marussia 1min29.113
18 Will Stevens (Britain) Marussia 1min29.115
19 Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India
20 Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) Force India