Lewis Hamilton set the pace again this afternoon in second practice for this Sunday's F1 2011 Hungarian GP.

Hamilton posted the quickest time 50 minutes into the session, his best lap a 1 minute 21.081 seconds, which put him 0.241 seconds up on his closest rival. It was a good start to proceedings for McLaren, especially as Jenson Button was also right up there and third in the sister MP4-26.

Fernando Alonso meanwhile was sandwiched between the two Brits and also looked strong for Ferrari.

The Red Bull's of Mark Webber and runaway championship leader, Sebastian Vettel had to settle for fourth and fifth - both around half a second off Hamilton, although it is unclear if they were just sandbagging.

Felipe Massa was again sixth - more than eight tenths off Alonso in the other Ferrari, and just unable to break into the 1m 21s bracket.

Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher trailed the Brazilian in seventh and eighth for Mercedes, ahead of the Force India's of Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil and then the Sauber's of Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez in positions 9 through to 12.

Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado took P13 and P15 respectively, with Nick Heidfeld splitting the two Williams' and spoiling the two-by-two formation by putting his Renault 14th.

Further back Vitaly Petrov did the same and ended the session 17th sandwiched between the Toro Rosso's of Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi.

Of the 'newer' teams, as usual, Team Lotus led the way, although this time Jarno Trulli was ahead of Heikki Kovalainen. Then came the Virgins, led by Timo Glock and the HRTs, Daniel Ricciardo getting the better of Vitantonio Liuzzi and outpacing the Italian by over five tenths of a second.

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