British GP practice two highlights: Hamilton fastest before breakdown

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Hamilton fastest before breakdown

British Grand Prix

Venue:
Silverstone
Dates:
4-6 July
Coverage:
Fri 4 July: First practice, 09:55 BST (BBC Two & BBC Radio 5 live sports extra); Second practice, 13:55 (BBC Red Button & BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Sat 5 July: Third practice, 09:55 (BBC Two & BBC Radio 5 live sports extra); Qualifying, 12:05 (BBC Two & BBC Radio 5 live). Sun 6 July: Race, 12:00 (BBC Two & BBC Radio 5 live sports extra)

Lewis Hamilton sets the fastest time in an action-packed second practice session for the British Grand Prix before his Mercedes breaks down at Silverstone.

Hamilton failed to do a race-simulation run after his engine suffered an oil-pressure problem as he left the pits with 30 minutes remaining, with his fastest time 0.228 seconds quicker than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

A number of drivers suffered problems during the session, with a wheel coming loose on Jean-Eric Vergne's Toro Rosso and a piece of bodywork bursting on the Williams of Valtteri Bottas.

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