Rosberg again fastest at Silverstone
For McLaren this was the better part of the day as Fernando Alonso was one of the first to head out to the track and soon he was followed by Jenson Button, but both of them were too slow again. After 15 minutes red flag was shown after Romain Grosjean, who missed first practice, slid out and got stuck in the gravel. After ten minutes, session resumed.
Mercedes was dominant again as Hamilton and Rosberg changed at the top, chased by Ferrari’s pair. Kimi Raikkonen again was faster than Sebastian Vettel, while Daniel Ricciardo in Red Bull confirmed that his car is well balanced and could be more competitive on Sunday.
With 15 minutes to go, Roberto Merhi slipped of at the same place as Grosjean did, so the reg flag was flying again. Rosberg was still in the lead with 1:34.155, followed by two Ferraris and his teammate, while Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat were on fifth and sixth, all of them in less than a second behind German Mercedes’ driver.
Williams was far from expectations as both Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas remained far from the top of the rankings. Toro Rosso was somewhere near the results achieved during first practice, just as both Force India cars.
The standings remained unchanged in the remaining ten minutes of the second free practice and Rosberg confirmed that he is better shape, but it is expected to be an interesting weekend as it seems that Ferrari has shortened a gap from the few previous Grands Prix.