Hamilton fastest in sopping wet practice

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As the rain lightened in the second half of practice, the teams started working the laps at a soggy Silverstone practice session today. With a 10-minute red flag period for a damaged Williams F1 chassis of Bruno Senna’s, the session resumed with Lewis Hamilton thrilling the locals and leading the time sheets.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
 1.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren-Mercedes       1m56.345s            8
 2.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber-Ferrari         1m56.474s  + 0.129  15
 3.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes               1m56.545s  + 0.200  11
 4.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes               1m56.567s  + 0.222   9
 5.  Sergio Perez          Sauber-Ferrari         1m57.493s  + 1.148  13
 6.  Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes       1m57.948s  + 1.603   9
 7.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham-Renault       1m58.580s  + 2.235  10
 8.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault          1m58.897s  + 2.552   8
 9.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes   1m58.943s  + 2.598  11
10.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari                1m59.015s  + 2.670  14
11.  Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes   1m59.429s  + 3.084   9
12.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault       1m59.472s  + 3.127   6
13.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault       1m59.476s  + 3.131  10
14.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1m59.854s  + 3.509   7
15.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari                2m00.565s  + 4.220   7
16.  Timo Glock            Marussia-Cosworth      2m00.820s  + 4.475  11
17.  Bruno Senna           Williams-Renault       2m01.099s  + 4.754   6
18.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham-Renault       2m01.348s  + 5.003  12
19.  Charles Pic           Marussia-Cosworth      2m03.719s  + 7.374   8
20.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT-Cosworth           2m04.774s  + 8.429   8
21.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault                               1
22.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari                          2
23.  Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault                            1
24.  Pedro de la Rosa      HRT-Cosworth

Limited wet and rain tires meant the teams ran limited laps but gained some information on just what may be the best set ups should the race day call for rain. Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi looked great along with Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Michael Schumacher.

Does a wet practice session tell you anything about how the weekend could go?

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