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Silverstone: Force India’s Adrian Sutil on Friday finished a creditable sixth while Paul Di Resta occupied the seventh place in the free practice ahead of Sunday’s British Grand Prix, here.

Driving the VJM04, Sutil completed 18 laps in the second session with a fastest timing of 1 minute 51.738 seconds. Di Resta recorded a fastest timing of 1:51.781 while completing seven laps.

Reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg finished ninth with a best timing of 1:48.598 in the first session but did not participate in the afternoon.

Sutil did not participate in the morning session in which De Resta finished 11th with a best of 1:48.730.

“It started raining just before the session. I spent most of my time on the full wet tyre because there was a lot of standing water on the track,” said Sutil.

Massa quickest in second practice

Felipe Massa topped the times for Ferrari during Friday afternoon’s second practice for Sunday’s British Grand Prix.

The 30 year-old Brazilian, fifth fastest in the morning, clocked a time of one minute 49.967 seconds on his final lap of the session as the track began to dry.

That meant he was almost a second quicker than nearest rival German Nico Rosberg of Mercedes.

Sauber driver Japanese Kamui Kobayashi was third quickest ahead of McLaren drivers and fellow Britons Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button who were fourth and fifth quickest respectively. (Agencies)

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