German GP - An uncertain start at the Hockenheim circuit
Hockenheim, 20 July – The track was wet at times throughout the cars’ first appearance at the 59th German Grand Prix, tenth round of the Formula 1 World Championship this morning. At the end of the session, the two McLarens were quickest, with Jenson Button (1.16.595) ahead of Lewis Hamilton (1.17.093.) Next up was the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso, third in 1.17.370, while in the other F2012, Felipe Massa was eighth, completing 22 laps with a best time of 1.17.995. Both Ferrari men evaluated some aero updates brought to Germany. Fernando did three runs on the Medium, while Felipe did his first two runs on the experimental Hard tyre brought here by Pirelli.
The second free practice session gets underway as usual at 14.00