Lewis Hamilton fastest in second practice

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton records the fastest time in the second practice session ahead of Sunday's German Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton has edged out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the second practice session ahead of Sunday's German Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton during a practice session for the German GP on July 18, 2014© Getty Images

Rosberg had topped the standings during the morning session, but Hamilton, who has momentum after his victory at the British Grand Prix, outpaced his Championship rival by 0.024 seconds.

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo registered the third-fastest time, with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and McLaren's Kevin Magnussen in fourth and fifth respectively.

Magnussen's teammate Jenson Button came seventh, while 2013 champion Sebastian Vettel ended the session in eighth place.

Full standings:

1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
3. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
5. Kevin Magnussen (McLaren)
6. Felipe Massa (Williams)
7. Jenson Button (McLaren)
8. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
9. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
10. Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
11. Adrian Sutil (Sauber)
12. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
13. Sergio Perez (Force India)
14. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
15. Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso)
16. Pastor Maldonado (Lotus Renault)
17. Romain Grosjean (Lotus Renault)
18. Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber)
19. Jules Bianchi (Marussia)
20. Marcus Ericsson (Caterham)
21. Max Chilton (Marussia)
22. Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham)

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TeamPoints
1Mercedes357
2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0