Hamilton fastest as F1 track invader arrested

A spectator entered the track during second practice

A spectator entered the track during second practice. pic via BBC

Lewis Hamilton beat Kimi Raikkonen to the fastest time in practice for the third Formula 1 race of the season in Shanghai, China.

The Mercedes driver’s best of 1:37.22s proved 0.44s quicker than that of his Ferrari rival.

Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) also managed to turn faster times than the second Mercedes of Nico Rosberg.

The German, who had been second to team-mate Hamilton in the opening session, made a mistake on his soft tyre lap in Practice 2.

Daniil Kvyat was sixth fastest despite bowing out early when a brake problem caused him to crash at the Turn 14 hairpin.

Felipe Massa, 17th fastest, also had a wild spin at the end of the back straight during the second session, collecting the wall in the process.

His team-mate Valtteri Bottas flew the flag for Williams in seventh ahead of Felipe Nasr (Sauber), Romain Grosjean (Lotus) and Jenson Button (McLaren).

The day’s most bizarre moment occurred when a spectator crossed the circuit on the front straight.

The man jumped the pit wall after running across the circuit, where he was apprehended by marshalls while trying to gain access to the Mercedes garage.

He has subsequently been taken into custody by local police.

Result: Formula 1, Practice 2, China

Pos

Driver

Car

Time

Gap

Laps

1

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:37.219s

32

2

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari

1:37.662s

0.443s

35

3

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull-Renault

1:38.311s

1.092s

24

4

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

1:38.339s

1.120s

30

5

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

1:38.399s

1.180s

35

6

Daniil Kvyat

Red Bull-Renault

1:38.737s

1.518s

10

7

Valtteri Bottas

Williams-Mercedes

1:38.850s

1.631s

27

8

Felipe Nasr

Sauber-Ferrari

1:39.032s

1.813s

26

9

Romain Grosjean

Lotus-Mercedes

1:39.142s

1.923s

32

10

Jenson Button

McLaren-Honda

1:39.275s

2.056s

29

11

Pastor Maldonado

Lotus-Mercedes

1:39.444s

2.225s

30

12

Fernando Alonso

McLaren-Honda

1:39.743s

2.524s

27

13

Marcus Ericsson

Sauber-Ferrari

1:39.751s

2.532s

33

14

Max Verstappen

Toro Rosso-Renault

1:39.894s

2.675s

32

15

Carlos Sainz

Toro Rosso-Renault

1:39.971s

2.752s

28

16

Nico Hulkenberg

Force India-Mercedes

1:40.151s

2.932s

28

17

Felipe Massa

Williams-Mercedes

1:40.423s

3.204s

7

18

Sergio Perez

Force India-Mercedes

1:40.868s

3.649s

24

19

Roberto Merhi

Marussia-Ferrari

1:42.973s

5.754s

27

20

Will Stevens

Marussia-Ferrari

1:44.564s

7.345s

8

Result: Formula 1, Practice 1, China

Pos

Driver

Car

Time

Gap

Laps

1

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:39.033s

21

2

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

1:39.574s

0.541s

21

3

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

1:40.157s

1.124s

18

4

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari

1:40.661s

1.628s

27

5

Felipe Nasr

Sauber-Ferrari

1:41.012s

1.979s

18

6

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull-Renault

1:41.029s

1.996s

21

7

Daniil Kvyat

Red Bull-Renault

1:41.097s

2.064s

24

8

Carlos Sainz

Toro Rosso-Renault

1:41.112s

2.079s

23

9

Valtteri Bottas

Williams-Mercedes

1:41.303s

2.270s

23

10

Felipe Massa

Williams-Mercedes

1:41.304s

2.271s

17

11

Pastor Maldonado

Lotus-Mercedes

1:41.335s

2.302s

23

12

Max Verstappen

Toro Rosso-Renault

1:41.575s

2.542s

28

13

Jenson Button

McLaren-Honda

1:41.845s

2.812s

19

14

Marcus Ericsson

Sauber-Ferrari

1:41.918s

2.885s

24

15

Jolyon Palmer

Lotus-Mercedes

1:41.967s

2.934s

25

16

Sergio Perez

Force India-Mercedes

1:42.141s

3.108s

22

17

Fernando Alonso

McLaren-Honda

1:42.161s

3.128s

20

18

Nico Hulkenberg

Force India-Mercedes

1:42.184s

3.151s

19

19

Will Stevens

Marussia-Ferrari

1:45.379s

6.346s

18

20

Roberto Merhi

Marussia-Ferrari

1:46.443s

7.410s

20

 

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