Practice 2: Massa rules the wet

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ABOVE: Massa isn't moving here but moved the fastest when he was.

 

It rained even harder in Silverstone when Massa set the fastest time of the session. The big story however was Kamui Kobayashi, who had a huge impact in the morning session. The Sauber team brilliantly got the car back together in time for the second practice of the day.

 

fripic32.jpgThe rain of this morning got even heavier as the day went on and Massa was the fastest in the torrential conditions. Several drivers slid off however, but none of these drivers crashed out of the session.

 

RIGHT: Here we see Buemi, who slid off earlier in the session, battling the tough weather conditions.

 

Nico Rosberg completed a good day for Mercedes finishing in second, and even more brilliantly for Sauber, Kobayashi set the third fastest time in the ex-stricken Sauber-Ferrari.

 

Vettel hadn't done well in the first free practice session but did even worse this afternoon. He finished the day in 18th spot, a whole four and a half seconds of Massa's time.

 

HRT's new driver, Riccardo wasn't doing as well as he hoped although the hopes weren't that high since he was driving the HRT. He had planned to beat the Virgin drivers but that goal didn't happen in either session. Infact, his best result was 23rd and only beating out his own teammate. in P1, he was dead last.

 

Here's the Friday's "Pole Position Poll":

 

Will Vettel be able to step on the gas tomorrow in Silverstone for Qualifying?

 

a) Yes, he just had an off day

 

b) No, this isn't his track

 

c) It's too soon to tell

 

Here's a look at the results for Practice Two:

 

Place 
No Driver Team Lap Time  Gap    
Laps
1 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:49.967 9
2 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:50.744 0.777 16
3 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:51.395 1.428 16
4 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:51.438 1.471 6
5 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:51.518 1.551 6
6 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:51.738 1.771 18
7 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:51.781 1.814 7
8 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:51.992 2.025 13
9 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:52.169 2.202 12
10 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:52.189 2.222 21
11 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:52.198 2.231 9
12 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:52.325 2.358 12
13 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:52.578 2.611 16
14 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:52.587 2.620 6
15 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:52.869 2.902 8
16 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1:54.023 4.056 8
17 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:54.274 4.307 16
18 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:54.545 4.578 4
19 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:54.714 4.747 13
20 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:55.155 5.188 8
21 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:55.155 5.188 12
22 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:55.549 5.582 10
23 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1:55.828 5.861 10
24 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1:56.037 6.070 6

 

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