Pilot Mercedes Nico Rosberg headed the Protocol of the second session of free races in Budapest.
The second session of the free races on the track “Hungaroring” was held in ideal conditions for work teams, as at the beginning of the first practice session all the drivers were working in vain on intermediate tyres and wet track after rain.
Unlike the first exercise, the second had a lot of departures and reversals, and the most serious incident was the departure of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who could not hold the car on corner exit and in a sideways slide, hit a wall, right after the collision, was able return to the pit lane. The session was interrupted by red flags for five minutes, until the stewards have restored the protective barrier upon contact of Lewis.
Also 15 minutes before the end of Friday’s free races have problems the racer Zauber Felipe Nasr, who stopped in the second turn. Recall that in Zauber before this weekend changed their owners, which became the Swiss.
12 minutes before the end of the workout on the track stopped another car, namely the session was completed for Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso, who was having engine trouble.
Note that for long stretches SuperSoft tires wore out very quickly, but Soft worked steadily and long enough, that can change the strategy for some teams during the race on Sunday.
Thus, the partner of Hamilton on the Silver arrows of Nico Rosberg, worked on the road quite productive and set a best lap time of 1.20,435.
On the second and third places were Daniel ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel, who lost to the leader of the six and nine-tenths of a second per lap.
The fourth line of max Verstappen Red bull, followed by reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes, which was the leader in the first session.
Also in the top ten included Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Jenson button, Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.