Lewis Hamilton was the fastest man on the track for McLaren in both free practice sessions today ahead of the German Grand Prix on Sunday.
The two Ferrari drivers, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen were second and third respectively followed by the second McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen.
The afternoon session was at least on a dry track after a wet start to the morning free practice saw a few near misses.
Robert Kubica lost control of the BMW Sauber in the morning session on a wet track and hit the barrier, fortunately the damaged left side of the car was repairable and he was back out in the afternoon session to take ninth place.
Sebastien Bourdais in the Toro Rosso had a problematic day on the track after his car just stopped out on circuit. In the afternoon practice he was again compromised on track time after suffering gear box problems and leaving him down in eighteenth place.
Mark Webber in the Red Bull car, finished in a respectable fifth place ahead of Fernando Alonso in the Renault and Nico Rosberg in the Williams. David Coulthard rounded off the top ten fastest drivers of the day ahead of tomorrow’s qualifying for the German Grand Prix.
Here are the results:
Pos Driver Team Time 1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:15.025 2. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:15.722 + 0.697 3. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:15.760 + 0.735 4. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:15.990 + 0.965 5. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:16.017 + 0.992 6. Alonso Renault (B) 1:16.230 + 1.205 7. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:16.355 + 1.330 8. Kubica BMW Sauber (B) 1:16.363 + 1.338 9. Heidfeld BMW Sauber (B) 1:16.377 + 1.352 10. Coulthard Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:16.378 + 1.353 11. Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:16.422 + 1.397 12. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:16.530 + 1.505 13. Button Honda (B) 1:16.542 + 1.517 14. Barrichello Honda (B) 1:16.677 + 1.652 15. Piquet Renault (B) 1:16.734 + 1.709 16. Glock Toyota (B) 1:16.781 + 1.756 17. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:16.829 + 1.804 18. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:16.860 + 1.835 19. Sutil Force India-Ferrari (B) 1:17.008 + 1.983 20. Fisichella Force India-Ferrari (B) 1:17.047 + 2.022