Hungarian GP, 2nd Free Practice Session: Alonso quickest 

Written by David on August 03rd, 2007 at 6:03 pmLast Update: August 03rd, 2007 at 6:03 pm

Fernando Alonso Free Session Canadian GPFernando Alonso put McLaren on top in Friday’s 2nd Free Practice Session at the Hungaroring, lapping just under four tenths of a second faster than Renault’s Heikki Kovalainen. Heikki had led the way for much of the session after producing a 1′ 21”283 lap on hard tires early on. It took Alonso several attempts to overcome Kovalainen, before he eventually set the 1’20”919 lap that would remain the standard for the rest of the afternoon.

Track conditions were tricky throughout the session – with light rain in the final half an hour adding to the usual problems of the dusty Hungaroring surface. Many drivers, Alonso included, made use of the asphalt run-off areas, and third-placed Lewis Hamilton ended the session in the gravel after spinning at Turn 9 on his final run.

The Ferraris were only sixth and seventh, with Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Felipe Massa, who spun at Turn 14 in the closing moments. They were edged out of the top five by Nico Rosberg and Nick Heidfeld, as both Germans repeated their strong morning form.

Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli and morning pace-setter Robert Kubica completed the top ten. Toro Rosso’s new signing Sebastian Vettel finished the afternoon behind teammate Vitantonio Liuzzi in 20th, but was only a tenth slower at the end of his first day in the car.

Sakon Yamamoto did not fare so well in the second Spyker – spinning at Turn 1 early on, and finishing up at the bottom of the timesheets, five seconds off the pace, and 2.6 seconds adrift of teammate Adrian Sutil.

Source: autosport

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