Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber was fastest in second Friday practice session for the German GP. The Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso had top in this morning; Alonso was once more the leader for a lot of the session.
The Brazilian Felipe Massa was fastest for a long spell untimely on, before his team-mate Alonso set 1:31:879s just following the halfway mark. But his time on top only last a few minutes before Webber lapped in 1m31.770s. He then cooled his tyres for a while before putting in a 1m31.711s just before the one-hour mark, which kept him ahead for the rest of the day.
Mercedes GP duo made late jumps to complete the top six, Schumacher ahead of Nico Rosberg. The latter had a high-speed trip through the Turn 6 gravel without damage.
The best of the McLarens was back in seventh in Lewis Hamilton’s hands, while Jenson Button had to sit out the final 20 minutes with an issue on a development exhaust and was only 11th. Nick Heidfeld and Vitaly Petrov were eighth and ninth, followed by Adrian Sutil’s Force India. Both Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastien Buemi missed most of the session. The Hispania parked up after just five laps with smoke from its rear, while a misfire on the Toro Rosso prevented Buemi from setting a time at all.