Vettel edges Lewis in FP2 at Silverstone
British Grand Prix - FP2

Vettel edges Lewis in FP2 at Silverstone

Sebastian Vettel finished the second practice session for the British Grand Prix at the top of the timesheets, albeit just under a tenth of a second off the benchmark time set by Lewis Hamilton in first practice.

Vettel found nearly 0.5s in performance between the two sessions, while Hamilton ended up losing 0.25s compared to his Friday morning pace. Hamilton appeared to lose most of the time in the final sector as his Mercedes looked less stable on turn in and loose on corner exit.

That may have been linked to the rising track temperatures, but the gap of just 0.187s between Vettel and Hamilton suggests it's all to play for ahead of qualifying on Saturday.

Valtteri Bottas was further couple of tenths shy of the fastest time but still beat fellow Finn Kimi Raikkonen to the third fastest time by 0.136s. Daniel Ricciardo was fifth fastest in the only Red Bull to set a time after Max Verstappen spun off at Luffield and hit the barriers on just his second lap.

Verstappen's mistake looked clumsy as he lost his car on corner exit and hit the barrier damaging the rear suspension. It means he has yet to set a quick lap on soft tyres after completing all of his morning running on the medium tyres before a gearbox issue cut that session short.

Verstappen's absence allowed Fernando Alonso's McLaren to feature in the top six, just ahead of Nico Hulkenberg in the Renault. Once again, both Force Indias made it into the top ten at their home circuit ahead of Charles Leclerc in tenth and Carlos Sainz in 11th.

Romain Grosjean -- who was the fastest midfield runner in first practice before crashing out -- failed to hit the track in second practice as the Haas team had to replace his chassis due to damage. That left Kevin Magnussen to do all the team's long-run data gathering and he finished the session 12th fastest overall.

Pierre Gasly was 13th fastest despite stopping on track with a technical issue during the session ahead of Marcus Ericsson in 14th, the two Williams drivers, Stoffel Vandoorne and Brendon Hartley.

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