2013 GERMAN GP: FRIDAY RESULTS

Lewis Hamilton edged out team-mate Nico Rosberg as Mercedes took command of the first German Grand Prix practice session. The Briton finished more than one second clear of the entire field bar Rosberg, with whom he traded fastest laps as the Brackley-based squad hit the front at the halfway stage. Hamilton eventually settled the fight with a 1m31.754s which put him two tenths clear of Rosberg, victorious last time out at Silverstone.

Red Bull's Mark Webber prevailed in what was a much tighter fight for third, eclipsing the lead Force India of Adrian Sutil by just 0.033s. Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa and Jenson Button all got within four tenths of Webber's time. Despite Massa's pace it was an unhappy session for Ferrari however, as Fernando Alonso failed to complete a lap due to electrical issues.
 P.    Driver               Team           Time       Gap   Laps
 1. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes        1:31.754           25
 2. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes        1:31.973  + 0.219  25
 3. Mark Webber           Red Bull        1:32.789  + 1.035  22
 4. Adrian Sutil          Force India     1:32.822  + 1.068  16
 5. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus           1:32.956  + 1.202  22
 6. Felipe Massa          Ferrari         1:33.065  + 1.311  18
 7. Jenson Button         McLaren         1:33.139  + 1.385  24
 8. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull        1:33.213  + 1.459  20
 9. Romain Grosjean       Lotus           1:33.260  + 1.506  27
10. Sergio Perez          McLaren         1:33.456  + 1.702  18
11. Paul di Resta         Force India     1:33.493  + 1.739  18
12. Nico Hulkenberg       Sauber          1:33.810  + 2.056  20
13. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso      1:33.901  + 2.147  23
14. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso      1:33.976  + 2.222  26
15. Pastor Maldonado      Williams        1:34.025  + 2.271  20
16. Valtteri Bottas       Williams        1:34.200  + 2.446  22
17. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber          1:34.437  + 2.683  24
18. Charles Pic           Caterham        1:35.674  + 3.920  23
19. Max Chilton           Marussia        1:35.987  + 4.233  19
20. Giedo van der Garde   Caterham        1:36.078  + 4.324  23
21. Rodolfo Gonzalez      Marussia        1:37.459  + 5.705  21
22. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari          no time               2
Sebastian Vettel moved Red Bull to the top of the timesheets in second practice for the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. The German seized control of the session on his first soft-tyre run, working his way down to a 1m30.416s that would stand for the remainder of the session. Team-mate Mark Webber, on pole here in 2009 and '11, had been fastest in the early medium-compound running and again when the field first switched to softs. He was bumped down however, first by Vettel and then by the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg, who got to within a quarter of a second of Vettel's time.
 P.      Driver            Team            Time       Gap   Laps
 1. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull        1:30.416           39
 2. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes        1:30.651  + 0.235  38
 3. Mark Webber           Red Bull        1:30.683  + 0.267  41
 4. Romain Grosjean       Lotus           1:30.843  + 0.427  32
 5. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus           1:30.848  + 0.432  27
 6. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari         1:31.056  + 0.640  39
 7. Felipe Massa          Ferrari         1:31.059  + 0.643  41
 8. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes        1:31.304  + 0.888  35
 9. Jenson Button         McLaren         1:31.568  + 1.152  37
10. Paul di Resta         Force India     1:31.797  + 1.381  40
11. Adrian Sutil          Force India     1:31.824  + 1.408  34
12. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso      1:31.855  + 1.439  42
13. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso      1:32.055  + 1.639  39
14. Sergio Perez          McLaren         1:32.086  + 1.670  36
15. Nico Hulkenberg       Sauber          1:32.495  + 2.079  39
16. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber          1:32.762  + 2.346  44
17. Valtteri Bottas       Williams        1:32.879  + 2.463  35
18. Pastor Maldonado      Williams        1:32.880  + 2.464  36
19. Charles Pic           Caterham        1:33.695  + 3.279  38
20. Giedo van der Garde   Caterham        1:33.804  + 3.388  40
21. Jules Bianchi         Marussia        1:34.017  + 3.601  10
22. Max Chilton           Marussia        1:34.667  + 4.251  39