McLaren driver goes fastest in second free practice in Belgium
28 August 2009

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton was the fastest driver in second free practice for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.

The McLaren driver topped the time sheets at the famous Spa Francorchamps circuit with a time of 1m47.201secs, which was 0.016 secs faster than Timo Glock in the Toyota.

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Kimi Raikkonen completed the top three with a time 0.084secs slower than the Hamilton’s.

World championship leader Jenson Button again struggled in the Brawn GP car and was 17th fastest, but he was within a second of Hamilton’s time. His team mate and winner last time out in Hungary Rubens Barrichello was just behind Button in 18th.

Ferrari driver Luca Badoer again struggled for pace in the Ferrari and was 2.010 secs behind Hamilton’s quickest lap. He was just under a second behind Nico Rosberg in the Williams in 19th.

In the first rain-affected free practice session earlier in the day, Toyota driver Jarno Trulli topped the time sheets ahead of Button and Renault’s Fernando Alonso.

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1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:47.2012. Glock Toyota + 0.0163. Raikkonen Ferrari + 0.0844. Webber Red Bull-Renault + 0.1285. Grosjean Renault + 0.1346. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes + 0.3057. Trulli Toyota + 0.3588. Kubica BMW-Sauber + 0.3779. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 0.37810. Vettel Red Bull-Renault + 0.40111. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 0.50112. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes + 0.54213. Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 0.58914. Alonso Renault + 0.66115. Nakajima Williams-Toyota + 0.76016. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber + 0.81617. Button Brawn-Mercedes + 0.92418. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes + 0.92919. Rosberg Williams-Toyota + 1.15920. Badoer Ferrari + 2.010

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