Lewis Hamilton has become the first ever driver to break into the 1:23s today, as he took out the second practice session with a lap faster than Michael Schumacher’s record of a 1:24.125 in 2004.
Ferrari leapfrogged Red Bull in the afternoon standings, managing to get their drivers into second and fourth, however, the Red Bull guys only managed fifth and sixth.
In other more surprising news, Honda actually managed to last a day without failing McLaren, as both cars got through the sessions without major technical issues. However, Felipe Massa did have problems technically and was forced to stop on track.
Jolyon Palmer also managed to find the wall at the final corner, as the rear of his car gave way and resulted in the Englishman going rear first into the wall coming onto the front straight. He wasn’t the only one to make a session-ending mistake, as Marcus Ericsson spun with four minutes to go in the session.
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