McLaren make it a 1-2 in the afternoon

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Updated: September 7, 2012

Lewis Hamilton topped the times for McLaren in Friday’s second free practice session ahead of this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, the Briton bouncing back from his luckless display in Belgium with a forceful performance.

Hamilton, linked with a possible move to Mercedes next year, clocked a fastest lap of one minute and 25.290 seconds while Button was just behind him with 1:25.325, a narrow gap that endorsed the overall advantage of the McLaren team ahead of their rivals.

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1:25.290
2. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1:25.328
3. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1:25.348
4. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1:25.430
5. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1:25.446
6. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus – Renault 1:25.504
7. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India – Mercedes 1:25.546
8. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India – Mercedes 1:25.547
9. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Sauber – Ferrari 1:26.068
10. Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes 1:26.094
11. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull – Renault 1:26.104
12. Jerome d’Ambrosio (Belgium) Lotus – Renault 1:26.157
13. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) RedBull – Renault 1:26.394
14. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams – Renault 1:26.404
15. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso – Ferrari 1:26.724
16. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Sauber – Ferrari 1:26.730
17. Bruno Senna (Brazil) Williams – Renault 1:26.783
18. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Caterham – Renault 1:26.841
19. Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso – Ferrari 1:26.864
20. Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Caterham – Renault 1:27.222
21. Timo Glock (Germany) Marussia – Cosworth 1:27.944
22. Charles Pic (France) Marussia – Cosworth 1:27.968
23. Pedro de la Rosa (Spain) HRT – Cosworth 1:28.575
24. Narain Karthikeyan (India) HRT – Cosworth 1:28.779