NURBURG, Germany – Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton topped the charts during Friday’s two practice sessions for the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring.
Hamilton put Mercedes on top during the opening practice Friday, registering a best time of 1:31.754 to beat his teammate and British Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg.
Vettel moved to the top of the charts in the second practice, setting the fastest time of the day at 1:30.416 to lead Rosberg by .235 of a second.
Red Bull’s Mark Webber was third fastest in both practice sessions on Friday. Adrian Sutil was fourth and Kimi Raikkonen fifth in the first practice.
Romain Grosjean and Raikkonen were fourth and fifth fastest in the second session.
Everybody used the soft tires during the 90-minute afternoon session, as well as doing distance runs on the mediums, and the 801 laps compared with only 458 this morning on the mediums as teams mainly looked just for one-lap pace.