Hamilton on top in Brazilian Grand Prix practice

  • Saturday 24th November, 2012 9:06am
  • Author: SpeedCafe ©
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has asserted his authority during the two practice sessions in his last Grand Prix for McLaren in Brazil today.

Hamilton will leave McLaren for Mercedes next year but is looking to end his six year stint with the team on a high, outclassing the Red Bull Racing pair of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.

The Hamilton, Vettel and Webber trio ended both sessions on top, with the improving Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso setting the fourth and fifth fastest times in Practice 2.

Michael Schumacher, competing in his final Grand Prix before his second retirement, was sixth fastest in the second session, ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, with Jenson Button, Romain Grosjean and Paul di Resta rounding out the top 10.

Vettel and Alonso remain the only two drivers with a chance of winning this year’s F1 crown. Vettel sits 13 points ahead of Alonso and, if Alonso wins, Vettel needs to finish third place or better to wrap up the title.

Practice 1

14Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1:14.13133
21Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:14.1400.00935
32Mark WebberRed Bull Racing-Renault1:14.1980.06734
43Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:14.2170.08631
55Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:14.3920.26128
66Felipe MassaFerrari1:14.7160.58529
710Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:14.7190.58833
811Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1:14.7380.60734
918Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1:15.0150.88437
1012Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:15.0500.91932
117Michael SchumacherMercedes1:15.1140.98336
1214Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1:15.2551.12431
1315Sergio PerezSauber-Ferrari1:15.3961.26532
1419Valtteri BottasWilliams-Renault1:15.4131.28223
1516Daniel RicciardoSTR-Ferrari1:15.5871.45635
169Kimi RäikkönenLotus-Renault1:15.7011.57016
1717Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Ferrari1:16.0481.91735
188Nico RosbergMercedes1:16.3152.18436
1920Giedo van der GardeCaterham-Renault1:16.4602.32932
2024Timo GlockMarussia-Cosworth1:16.5062.37531
2121Vitaly PetrovCaterham-Renault1:16.6172.48630
2225Charles PicMarussia-Cosworth1:17.2343.10326
2322Pedro de la RosaHRT-Cosworth1:17.6783.54715
2423Narain KarthikeyanHRT-Cosworth1:17.8953.76413

Practice 2

14Lewis HamiltonMcLaren-Mercedes1:14.02635
21Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:14.3000.27440
32Mark WebberRed Bull Racing-Renault1:14.5230.49737
46Felipe MassaFerrari1:14.5530.52737
55Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:14.5920.56637
67Michael SchumacherMercedes1:14.6540.62836
78Nico RosbergMercedes1:14.6690.64340
83Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:14.8630.83740
910Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:14.9940.96837
1011Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1:15.1291.10339
1112Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:15.1311.10540
129Kimi RäikkönenLotus-Renault1:15.3711.34539
1319Bruno SennaWilliams-Renault1:15.4321.40645
1415Sergio PerezSauber-Ferrari1:15.5421.51635
1514Kamui KobayashiSauber-Ferrari1:15.8391.81343
1616Daniel RicciardoSTR-Ferrari1:15.9021.87639
1718Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1:15.9531.92747
1817Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Ferrari1:16.0482.02240
1921Vitaly PetrovCaterham-Renault1:16.1262.10039
2020Heikki KovalainenCaterham-Renault1:16.6552.62942
2122Pedro de la RosaHRT-Cosworth1:17.2443.21815
2224Timo GlockMarussia-Cosworth1:17.6753.64942
2325Charles PicMarussia-Cosworth1:18.1274.10131
2423Narain KarthikeyanHRT-Cosworth1:18.1394.11315

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