Hungarian GP - The only surprise is the rain
Hungaroring, 27 July – McLaren remained ahead of everyone in the afternoon at the Hungaroring, the stage for the 11th round of the Formula 1 World Championship. After dominating the morning session, Lewis Hamilton again set the fastest time (1.21.995), this time ahead of Kimi Raikkonen’s Lotus (1.22.180) and the Williams of Bruno Senna (1.22.253). Next up were the Ferraris of Felipe Massa (1.22.417) and Fernando Alonso (1.22.582) with the fourth and fifth times that were among the best performances before a surprise shower halfway through the session forced the whole grid to return to the pits. Returning to the track about 20 minutes before the end of the session thanks to a slight improvement in the weather, the Ferrari drivers tried out the two wet tyre compounds – first Extreme then Intermediate for Felipe, just Intermediate for Fernando – to evaluate their performance on the Hungarian track. Both drivers put in some pit stops and practice starts before coming back into the pit lane for the last time. The action will begin again tomorrow morning at 11am with the third and final session of free practice.