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  1. Hamilton fastest in second practice, Rosberg 2nd
  2. Vettel 3rd, Alonso 4th, Magnussen 5th
  3. Massa, Kobayashi spin
  4. Chilton suffers engine fire in first session
  5. Hamilton top in first session, Rosberg 2nd
  6. Final race before summer break

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Lewis Hamilton

Today was a case of job done for Lewis Hamilton, the Briton beating his team-mate and topping the times in both practice sessions. Now he needs continue that form into qualifying, so that he is not on the back foot AGAIN in Sunday's race.

Read about his exploits in Andrew Benson's

second practice report. I'll see you tomorrow at 09:30 BST. Until then, it's good afternoon from me.



Nick G: Go on Lewis! Hope @ValtteriBottas keeps up his good run too.

Andrew Howe: You've put the extreme obsession back into F1, keep performing Lewis "The One!"

That's all for the on-track action for today. Third and final practice starts at 10:00 BST tomorrow, with qualifying following at 13:00.

Thanks for all your contributions today, particularly regarding our discussion on which race would you lose. Monaco looks to be unpopular, as do races in China and Bahrain. The historic venues like Silverstone and Monza received a lot of love.

GET INVOLVED Which race would you lose? #bbcf1

Dan Burdett: worst race for me is easily Singapore. Dark backdrop, tight with walls = boring track, and always goes on forever - a hard slog.

Max Hallam: Let's eliminate China from the F1 Calendar. You can barely see through the smog

Alex Crawford: To stay: Britain, Canada, Spa - fast, exciting, characterful...proper tracks.To go: Abu Dhabi - too safe, no overtaking, heartless.

"I don't know why it hasn't come together," says Lewis Hamilton of his qualifying issues in his latest BBC Sport column. Read more via the F1 pages.

As mentioned earlier, Lewis Hamilton has won this race four times in seven attempts. We've got highlights of all those wins available via the F1 pages. I'd suggest watching the 2007 race - which was the

Briton's third ever grand prix win.

If you've got 125 seconds free this afternoon, I'd suggest watching our

video highlights of first practice. We'll have a second practice video up later today, too.

Force India: Two long runs for each of our drivers bring the session to an end. 78 laps overall for our team and lots of information to process tonight!

So Lewis Hamilton wins the battle of the Mercedes drivers, beating his team-mate in both practice sessions. The question now is can he pull it all together for qualifying tomorrow - something he has been unable to do in the last FIVE attempts?


1) Hamilton 2) Rosberg 3) vettel 4) Alonso 5) Magnussen 6) Raikkonen 7) Ricciardo 8) Bottas 9) Button 10) Massa 11) Kvyat

13) Hulkenberg 14) Sutil 15) Perez 16) Maldonado 17) Grosjean 18) Gutierrez 19) Kobayashi 20) Bianchi 21) Chilton 22) Ericsson


Which F1 race would you lose and why? #bbcf1

Dan Whiteside: It has to be Melbourne for me - it lacks the history and old style circuit of Adelaide Park with its bumps and quick chicanes.

Lance Ryan: You don't necessarily need to get rid of any F1 tracks, just add more, and feature the less popular ones every 2 or 3 years instead.

Kevin Huo‏: In a perfect world Abu Dhabi should go, awful track with too many slow or 90 degree corners with acres of hideous tarmac run off.


Lewis Hamilton finishes fastest in second practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix.


Jean-Eric Vergne at the 2012 Australian Grand Prix
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Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne, who made his debut in the 2012 Australian Grand Prix (pictured) will start his 50th Grand Prix start this weekend, becoming the 18th French driver to reach that total. It's not been a great season for the 24-year-old, who has had five retirements and scored just nine points.


Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton: "Is there something wrong with my front brakes?"

Hamilton had a problem with his brakes during qualifying at Hockenheim which resulted in a heavy contact with the barriers.

If you're just joining us, where have you been all day? Lewis Hamilton currently leads the way on the timesheets, two tenths quicker than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, with Sebastian Vettel third, Fernando Alonso fourth and Kevin Magnussen fifth.

BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer Andrew Benson:

"Lotus' Romain Grosjean, a former team-mate of both Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen, shed some light on why the Finn has been struggling this season. 'I know what he doesn't like and this year's cars don't really suit him very well,' Grosjean said. 'He needs a good front end and those tyres don't really give you that feeling. It's hard to explain but it can change a little bit your confidence.'

"And having Alonso as your team-mate is never easy, Grosjean made clear. 'They are both very strong. When I was with Fernando [at Renault in 2009], the car was not the best and he always gets on top of what he has - 100% of the car he has even though he has to drive three different styles in a lap, which is a very good point [of his]. Kimi was quick, consistent, good at building his weekend. They were different and I was at a different point of my career with each. To be fair, at the beginning of the year I didn't know what was going to be the best.'"

Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa

This may only be practice but that doesn't mean the cars don't fight over the same piece of track. Here's Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa, title rivals in 2008, going side-by-side.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton pits after a long stint on those soft tyres, has some new boots fits and then heads back out. Ten minutes remaining.

Mark Webber
Mark Webber

This time last year,

Mark Webber was at the wheel of the fastest car in Formula 1. Twelve months later, he's driving a truck which looks like its seen better days.


Nico Rosberg: "Tyres are finished."

The long runs continue at the Hungaroring. Valtteri Bottas starts his 11th lap on the soft tyres, with all his laps within a window of six tenths in the 1m30s.


Which race would you lose and why? #bbcf1

Mark Cole:‏ Proper motor racing fans hate Monaco because the race is a procession decided by qualifying. Not interested in the glamour nonsense!

Roarz: Drop Spain, China and Singapore. Never ever take away Monza, Spa or Silverstone.

Edmund: Bahrain has to go. With the exception of 2014, it's a borefest every year. No atmosphere, terrible racing.


Pastor Maldonado
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Pastor Maldonado, who signed a deal to stay at Lotus next season, has only scored one point in the last 30 Grands Prix, a 10th place in last year's Hungarian GP. He won the 2010 GP2 feature race at the Hungaroring on his way to the title.

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa is sent out on the medium tyres, but he's obviously not happy with the car as he's dived back into the pits again.

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are lapping in near identical times, around four seconds off the pace as the cars are loaded up with fuel. The teams do this so they can test how the tyres will react under a heavy load, which will be the case during the race.

Down at Willliams, engineering chief Rob Smedley has squatted down alongside Felipe Massa's left rear tyre. He grabs it with both arms and gives it a good shake. Allan McNish suggests he's just checking all is OK because Massa is possibly unsure as to why he had that spin at the chicane earlier in the session.

Max Chilton

Max Chilton's day got off to a bad start when his Marussia caught on fire. The team then spent most of the session fixing the car, before he got out for one lap just before the chequered flag. It's been smoother in FP2, the Briton managing 18 laps.

Caterham car on track

Caterham: This is one of the few tracks we can actually see the cars on track!

So after a flurry of soft tyre runs, Lewis Hamilton leads the way by a quarter of a second from Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Sebastian Vettel is fourth tenths further back, with Fernando Alonso fourth and Kevin Magnussen an impressive fifth.

Kimi Raikkonen, who has been on the podium in his last five visits to Hungary, is sixth, ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Jenson Button and Felipe Massa.


Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher

Damon Hill's season with Arrows was a nightmare - with the exception of one remarkable race. Arriving in Hungary, the then reigning world champion had just one sixth place (the last points-paying position in those days) from 10 races.

But in Hungary, thanks largely to Bridgestone's advantage over rivals Goodyear on the dusty track, the Arrows was a match for its rivals. Hill qualified a superb third and passed the Williams of Jacques Villeneuve at the start.

The Briton then passed Michael Schumacher, quite unbelievably, to take the lead. He proceeded to build a huge lead before disaster struck. The hydraulics failed in the closing stages, allowing Villeneuve to catch and pass Hill on the very last lap.

Hill was agonisingly close to victory but second-place remained a stunning drive.

Toto Wolff

Mercedes: Ah, very happy to see you sir! Nothing will keep this man away from #F1! #Totonator #HeIsBack

Mercedes co-team boss Toto Wolff fractured his shoulder, collar bone, elbow and wrist in a bicycle crash and now has his arm in a sling.

Lewis Hamilton improves by three hundredths of a second on the next lap, which suggests that soft tyre is holding up pretty well in these warm conditions.


Which F1 race would you lose and why? #bbcf1

Bodie A. Ashton: I'd love to see Abu Dhabi ditched, have the Nurburgring every year, and bring the race back to Magny Cours as well.

Chris Gilbert: Got to agree with Monaco. Although iconic it's just a procession, why was Lewis so disappointed with second on grid?

Massa got going before Lewis Hamilton reached that part of the track, so the Mercedes driver would not have been affected by the yellow flags. It's a tasty lap from the 2008 world champion, who goes two tenths clear of Rosberg. The Briton has the edge over his team-mate so far this weekend.


Big spin for Felipe Massa at the chicane, the rear end just snapping out. Allan McNish suggests the Williams driver touched the white line when on the brakes. The Brazilian keeps the engine running and rejoins before heading to the pits.

Nico Rosberg bolts on the soft tyres and promptly moves to the top of the timesheets with a 1:24.750, just under four tenths quicker than Sebastian Vettel. Lewis Hamilton, in the other Mercedes, has just started his soft tyre run.

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel goes quickest on the option tyre, the reigning world champion clocking a 1:25.111, 0.8 seconds faster than Daniel Ricciardo. Vettel then reports that he had no power down the straights.

Meanwhile, Valtteri Bottas goes third quickest on his option tyre run, 0.9 seconds slower than Vettel.

The Caterhams are spending more time off-track than on in this session. Kamui Kobayashi overcooks it, spinning his green machine round, not for the first time today.

His team-mate Marcus Ericsson has a big moment at Turn 11 and backs out of it, running well wide before rejoining.

BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer Andrew Benson:

Adrian Sutil

"Things have not been going well at Sauber this year, and the word on the street is that time is running out for Adrian Sutil in that team. Sauber would like to replace him with their wealthy reserve driver Giedo Van Der Garde. But Sutil insists he is not going anywhere. 'Half my career they said: 'Adrian is out,' Sutil said. 'I am still here. 120 grands prix.

"'Any more questions? I will be here much longer. Sorry. You have to live with my face. It is from people out there, I don't know what is their problem. They are bored or whatever. But we are good here, the team is holding together in these times, this is no problem and we will try to get out of this difficult situation and you can all write some good stuff about us.'

"Sutil said Sauber had been encouraged by their performance in Hockenheim, feeling they had gained from the removal of the interconnected suspension systems, and blamed his late-race spin on a characteristic of the Ferrari engine that makes it difficult to drive in fuel-saving mode."