Lewis gets something to smile about

Just a quickie on practice today in Hungary, as it was all very noses-to-the-grindstone, with everyone calmly getting on with their business. Until Lewis Hamilton banged in a flyer right at the end of the second session.

His teammate Heikki Kovalainen was just behind him, yet the top 16 were all covered on the same second, in the 1:22s.

Which just goes to show what a tough, and tight, job it’s going to be gunning for pole tomorrow.

The big talk is tyres, and how the Brawns of Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello are expected to work better in the hot conditions than the Red Bulls of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel.

And of the Red Bull drivers, Webber managed his tyres better than Vettel.

Ferrari’s Felipe Massa had a few off-road excursions which hindered his progress throughout the two sessions.

And despite drawing criticism from fellow drivers about his inexperience in F1, 19-year-old rookie Jaime Alguersuari kept his nose clean all day.

Pretty impressive.

I’m thinking it’s going to be Jenson Button on pole tomorrow though (there’s my massive jinxer right there), so let us know what you think.

Although not very secretly I want Lewis to be up there in the hunt. But shhhh, don’t tell anyone…

And for the full results from today, check BBC Sport.

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