2014 British Formula 1 Grand Prix - Second free practice

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We will be back for Saturday's final practice session at 10am local time (GMT +1)
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Hamilton stays fastest, ahead of Mercedes team-mate Rosberg and Ferrari driver Alonso
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The chequered flag comes out
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Just a few seconds left on the clock
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A loss of oil pressure is believed to be the cause of Hamilton's stoppage
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Replays show bodywork flying off along the Hangar Straight
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Lots of damage at the rear of Bottas' Williams
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With Vergne's car cleared, we're green again
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Vergne suspects that the issue arose after contact with the kerb at the final turn
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That was a rather scary moment, but he is unharmed and out of his car
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Replays show the Frenchman encountering the issue through the first corner
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Vergne has stopped with a loose left-front wheel
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Bianchi's car has been hit by technical problems
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Ricciardo, Hulkenberg and Bianchi the only drivers in the pits
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Rosberg, meanwhile, continues to work through race preparation
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Hamilton has made his way back to the pits
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It looks like more technical problems and another curtailed session for the Swede
15:05
Ericsson has brought his car into the support paddock pits
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Hamilton's car is recovered and the track is green once more
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Replays show Hamilton losing power shortly after leaving the pits
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He is out of his car and marshals are on the scene
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Hamilton has stopped at the exit of The Loop
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Hulkenberg reports some understeer on his latest run
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Button is up to seventh, just ahead of team-mate Magnussen
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Just over half an hour on the clock and most drivers are working through longer runs
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A smoother afternoon for Williams, with Bottas up to sixth and Massa 10th
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Alonso has edged ahead of Ricciardo for P3
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The McLaren driver does well to hold onto his car
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Replays show Magnussen having a moment at Becketts
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We're into the second half of the session
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Perez breaks into the top 10 on his latest lap
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But Hamilton responds, going two tenths faster than his team-mate
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Rosberg, on Mediums, returns to P1 with a 1:34.736
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Grosjean has been off and continued at Luffield
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Gutierrez up to sixth in his Sauber
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Massa goes seventh in the repaired Williams
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Ericsson is first onto Options and he improves by 1.1s to go 19th
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Massa thanks Williams for their repair work via the radio before setting out on his first flying lap. He goes 14th
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Raikkonen runs wide at Abbey and kicks up a load of dust
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Ricciardo pops up into fourth place in the sister Red Bull as Kvyat's Toro Rosso gets incredibly squirrely exiting Stowe. He saves it, much to the satisfaction of watching Red Bull reserve Antonio Felix da Costa
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On his next lap Vettel's RB10 gets very twitchy through Becketts but he improves to fifth
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The reigning champion goes seventh fastest on his first flying lap
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20 minutes in and the Red Bull duo of Vettel and Ricciardo take to the circuit for the first time in this session
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It's a Mercedes 1-2 up front as Hamilton goes 0.2s quicker than Rosberg
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Rosberg moves to the front with a 1.35.645
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Mercedes and Williams stand out through the complex, with Ferrari and McLaren there or thereabouts. The Lotus, meanwhile, is bouncing all over the place
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@MikeSeymourF1, watching at Becketts, reports that Perez saved a huge moment through the corner
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Replays show early leader Alonso locking up under braking for Village
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Rosberg moves up to second position, with Hamilton in third
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Magnussen moves up to second as Button complains of rear tyre wear
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While the handling of the Caterham is all over the shop
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Our trackside man reports that the Williams is looking super-smooth through the Maggots/Becketts complex
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Bottas moves to the front before Alonso goes 1.3s fastest
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Hulkenberg complains that the Force India is feeling 'very oversteery' and cites the wind as the main unsettling factor
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Drivers remain on the Prime tyre during these early stages as Button lowers his benchmark to a 1.37.414
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Button now moves to the front with a 1.37.608 as Sutil struggles with some snap oversteer through Luffield
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Meanwhile, team-mate Bottas sets the first time of the session, a 1.39.032
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Massa remains in the garage as Williams bids to repair his FW36
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The Venezuelan is now on track, having notched up just two slow laps this morning
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Home racer Max Chilton is first out in the Marussia
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The green light is on and the 90 minute session gets going
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Nico Hulkenberg, Valtteri Bottas, Adrian Sutil and Kamui Kobayashi will be back in their regular seats
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Four regular drivers will be back in their cars for this session after handing over to reserve drivers earlier.
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There are two DRS zones in operation this weekend - one on the Wellington Straight and the other on the Hangar Straight
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The Mediums were not used in FP1, although expect them to be fitted to cars during qualifying simulations later
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In terms of tyres, the white Medium and orange Hard compounds are in use this weekend
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After no timed laps for Pastor Maldonado this morning, the team has fitted a new Power Unit to his E22
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It's been a busy lunchtime for Lotus.
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Susie Wolff stopped on track after four laps, while Felipe Massa shunted his car on the exit of Stowe
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But several other drivers had issues. Williams, in particular, endured a dismal session
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The first practice session ended a couple of hours ago with Mercedes's Nico Rosberg fastest
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It's a pleasant day at the circuit with temperatures currently at 22c. Track temperatures are at 36c.
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Hello and welcome to live text coverage of the second practice session for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone