Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton tops second practice session at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton tops the second practice for Mercedes ahead of Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton has topped the timesheet in the second practice of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, despite an abrupt end to the session.

Sebastian Vettel was delayed out onto the track due to brake issues in his Red Bull, while Valtteri Bottas replaced Susie Wolff in the Williams after the team failed to record any data from the first session.

The windy conditions at Silverstone proved to cause some of the drivers problems as they tried to hit the apex following Stowe corner but suffered issues with stability.

Hamilton was forced to stop out on the circuit due to reported oil issues with his car around 30 minutes before the end of the session, while both Marcus Ericsson and Jean-Eric Vergne were forced to retire.

Full practice standings:

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

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP (L) celebrates on the podium with second placed Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP after the Malaysian Grand Prix on March 30, 2014
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