F1 2011 Korean Grand Prix: Hamilton sets practice pace
PUBLISHED: 09:34 14 October 2011 | UPDATED: 14:56 14 October 2011
FORMULA 1 driver Lewis Hamilton set the pace in second practice for the 2011 Korean Grand Prix.
2011 Korean Grand Prix
Korea International Circuit Specifications
Top speed: 320km/h
Average speed: 205km/h
Pit straight length: 420m
Circuit length: 5.615km
Race length: 55 laps/309km
Number of corners: 18
Longest section at full throttle: 14.4sec/1,200m
The 26-year-old Vodafone McLaren Mercedes ace from Hertfordshire was fastest in P2 this morning (Friday) around a drying Korean International Circuit in Yeongam.
Hamilton, the 2008 F1 world champion, clocked the quickest lap of the day with a 1m 50.828s to finish just ahead of McLaren colleague Jenson Button.
Japanese GP winner Button was second on the timesheets in second practice with a 1m 50.932s.
Michael Schumacher had earlier gone fastest for Mercedes GP in first practice on a wet track ahead of F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull.
With limited time out on track, Hamilton was seventh in rainy Korea with a 2m 03.391s in slippery conditions.
Before going out in P1, the McLaren pitwall told Hamilton and Button: “Conditions are pretty horrible out there, guys.”
Last year’s inaugural Korean GP was hit by rain and Hamilton eventually finished second.
* Video courtesy of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.
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