Hamilton fastest again after one lap in wet second practice | 2018 United States Grand Prix second practice

Lewis Hamilton stayed on top in the second practice session for the United States Grand Prix despite only doing a single flying lap in very wet conditions.

The Mercedes driver produced a lap of 1’48.716, 1.2 seconds slower than he managed on a somewhat drier track in first practice. His team mate Valtteri Bottas never left the pits, and nor did Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo or the Haas drivers.

Pierre Gasly came closest to Hamilton’s time, lapping one second off the Mercedes driver in his Toro Rosso. Gasly’s 2019 team mate Max Verstappen was third-quickest for Red Bull.

The track was very wet when the session began and no one ventured out of the pits during the first half of the session. Brendon Hartley, who did not run in the first practice session, finally commenced proceedings and ended up sixth-fastest.

The Ferrari drivers did set times but ended up at the bottom of the top 10.

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Second practice visual gaps

Lewis Hamilton – 1’48.716

+1.012 Pierre Gasly – 1’49.728

+1.082 Max Verstappen – 1’49.798

+3.012 Fernando Alonso – 1’51.728

+3.492 Nico Hulkenberg – 1’52.208

+3.789 Brendon Hartley – 1’52.505

+4.354 Marcus Ericsson – 1’53.070

+4.638 Stoffel Vandoorne – 1’53.354

+4.727 Kimi Raikkonen – 1’53.443

+5.196 Sebastian Vettel – 1’53.912

+5.385 Charles Leclerc – 1’54.101

+5.921 Lance Stroll – 1’54.637

+6.247 Sergio Perez – 1’54.963

+6.632 Esteban Ocon – 1’55.348

+6.730 Sergey Sirotkin – 1’55.446

Drivers more then ten seconds off the pace omitted.

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