2012 HUNGARIAN GP: FRIDAY RESULTS

FIRST FREE PRACTICE
McLaren is getting stronger !!!
Lewis Hamilton led Jenson Button in a McLaren one-two as the team dominated opening practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. Hamilton set a best time of 1:22.821 to head his McLaren team-mate Jenson Button by just 0.1s. Championship leader Fernando Alonso was third quickest, while Nico Rosberg and Romain Grosjean were the only other drivers to get within a second of the leading McLaren's. Michael Schumacher was sixth fastest ahead of Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen, Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez.

Neither Red Bull driver made the top ten, with Mark Webber in 13th place and Sebastian Vettel 15th, though the finishing positions are most likely down to the run schedule and fuel loads rather than any deficit caused by the FIA's recent engine mapping clampdown.

The Hungaroring's run-off areas saw visits from several cars, but the closest the session came to drama was when Pastor Maldonado's Williams took a messy detour through the Turn 10 gravel trap after being caught out trying to pass Heikki Kovalainen's slower-moving Caterham.

Pos.    Driver               Team           Time       Gap    Laps
 1.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren         1:22.821            30
 2.  Jenon Button          McLaren         1:22.922  + 0.101   24
 3.  Fernando Alono        Ferrari         1:23.397  + 0.576   24
 4.  Nico Roberg           Mercedes AMG    1:23.628  + 0.807   29
 5.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus           1:23.633  + 0.812   24
 6.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes AMG    1:23.845  + 1.024   26
 7.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari         1:23.904  + 1.083   25
 8.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus           1:23.983  + 1.162   24
 9.  Valtteri Bottas       Williams        1:24.152  + 1.331   24
10.  Sergio Perez          Sauber          1:24.268  + 1.447   27
11.  Pator Maldonado       Williams        1:24.300  + 1.479   23
12.  Kamui Kobayahi        Sauber          1:24.394  + 1.573   19
13.  Mark Webber           Red Bull        1:24.546  + 1.725   24
14.  Paul di Resta         Force India     1:24.559  + 1.738   22
15.  Sebatian Vettel       Red Bull        1:24.608  + 1.787   25
16.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso      1:25.354  + 2.533   25
17.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso      1:25.559  + 2.738   27
18.  Jules Bianchi         Force India     1:25.715  + 2.894   26
19.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham        1:26.440  + 3.619   27
20.  Charles Pic           Marussia        1:26.705  + 3.884   23
21.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham        1:26.755  + 3.934   28
22.  Timo Glock            Marussia        1:27.015  + 4.194   24
23.  Pedro de la Rossa     HRT             1:27.101  + 4.280   21
24.  Dani Clos             HRT             1:28.176  + 5.355   24
SECOND FREE PRACTICE
Hamilton again fastest driver !!!
Pos  Driver                  Team             Time       Gap   Laps
 1.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren           1:21.995            20
 2.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus             1:22.180  + 0.185  20
 3.  Bruno Senna           Williams          1:22.253  + 0.258  33
 4.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari           1:22.417  + 0.422  28
 5.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari           1:22.582  + 0.587  22
 6.  Jenson Button         McLaren           1:22.747  + 0.752  17
 7.  Paul di Resta         Force India       1:22.794  + 0.799  23
 8.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull          1:22.824  + 0.829  18
 9.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus             1:22.922  + 0.927  12
10.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes AMG      1:23.160  + 1.165  19
11.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes AMG      1:23.164  + 1.169  28
12.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams          1:23.337  + 1.342  26
13.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India       1:23.713  + 1.718  25
14.  Mark Webber           Red Bull          1:23.814  + 1.819  17
15.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber            1:23.841  + 1.846  28
16.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso        1:24.328  + 2.333  23
17.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso        1:24.345  + 2.350  27
18.  Sergio Perez          Sauber            1:24.623  + 2.628  22
19.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham          1:24.823  + 2.828  28
20.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham          1:25.220  + 3.225  28
21.  Timo Glock            Marussia          1:27.104  + 5.109  27
22.  Pedro de la Rosa      HRT               1:27.106  + 5.111  18
23.  Charles Pic           Marussia          1:27.185  + 5.190  22
24.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT               1:27.822  + 5.827  20