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Formula One: Hockenheim Friday Free Practice Results

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Nico Rosberg remained in prime position to secure a strong result at his home Grand Prix after topping the timesheets throughout Friday's Free Practice sessions at the German Grand Prix.

Mercedes once again seem to be on fine fettle this weekend in Hockenheim, Rosberg taking the early advantage from his newly championship leading Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in both morning and afternoon sessions.

Monegasque driver and Ferrari junior Charles Leclerc enjoyed a solid run out for the Haas team in FP1, finishing the session just over 3 tenths of a second behind team leader Romain Grosjean in the sister Haas VF-16. Mercedes protégé Esteban Ocon enjoyed more seat time in the Renault car of Jolyon Palmer amidst growing rumours that the young Frenchman could be placed with the Manor squad before the end of the 2016 season.

It was another positive day for the struggling McLaren Honda team as both Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button claimed places in the top ten for both sessions.

Free Practice 1 - Friday 29th July

1. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 15.517s
2. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 15.843s
3. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 16.667s
4. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 16.852s
5. Max Verstappen NED Red Bull-TAG 1m 16.927s
6. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull-TAG 1m 17.089s
7. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren-Honda 1m 17.183s
8. Jenson Button GBR McLaren-Honda 1m 17.612s
9. Daniil Kvyat RUS Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 18.008s
10. Carlos Sainz Jr ESP Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 18.044s
11. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber-Ferrari 1m 18.198s
12. Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams-Mercedes 1m 18.210s
13. Felipe Massa BRZ Williams-Mercedes 1m 18.322s
14. Romain Grosjean FRA Haas-Ferrari 1m 18.589s
15. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India-Mercedes 1m 18.591s
16. Sergio Perez MEX Force India-Mercedes 1m 18.628s
17. Charles Leclerc MON Haas-Ferrari 1m 18.882s
18. Kevin Magnussen DEN Renault-Renault 1m 18.933s
19. Felipe Nasr BRA Sauber-Ferrari 1m 18.961s
20. Esteban Ocon FRA Renault-Renault 1m 18.981s
21. Rio Haryanto INA Manor-Mercedes 1m 19.167s
22. Pascal Wehrlein GER Manor-Mercedes 1m 19.975s


Free Practice 2 - Friday 29th July

1. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 15.614s
2. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 16.008s
3. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 16.208s
4. Max Verstappen NED Red Bull-TAG 1m 16.456s
5. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull-TAG 1m 16.490s
6. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 16.512s
7. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India-Mercedes 1m 16.781s
8. Jenson Button GBR McLaren-Honda 1m 17.087s
9. Sergio Perez MEX Force India-Mercedes 1m 17.148s
10. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren-Honda 1m 17.225s
11. Carlos Sainz Jr ESP Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 17.342s
12. Daniil Kvyat RUS Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 17.367s
13. Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams-Mercedes 1m 17.425s
14. Romain Grosjean FRA Haas-Ferrari 1m 17.602s
15. Felipe Massa BRZ Williams-Mercedes 1m 17.686s
16. Esteban Gutierrez MEX Haas-Ferrari 1m 18.005s
17. Kevin Magnussen DEN Renault-Renault 1m 18.056s
18. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber-Ferrari 1m 18.130s
19. Pascal Wehrlein GER Manor-Mercedes 1m 18.193s
20. Jolyon Palmer GBR Renault-Renault 1m 18.313s
21. Rio Haryanto INA Manor-Mercedes 1m 18.591s
22. Felipe Nasr BRA Sauber-Ferrari 1m 19.295s


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In other news Jenson Button is back on track following his visit to hospital yesterday. It was believed a "foreign object" was lodged in his eye, subsequent treatment in hospital has washed out the object and Button is suffering no more than mild irritation due to a light scratch. The issue will not effect his weekend and he will be able to take part in Practice 3, Qualifying and the Grand Prix itself.
 
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