Esteban Ocon set the pace in FP2 of F1 Brazil GP ahead of Sergio Perez and George Russell, with the sprint race to come.

With a dry weather at Interlagos, Alpine’s Ocon set the pace in FP2 of F1 Brazil GP with a 1m14.604s lap as he was faster from Red Bull’s Perez (1m14.788s) and Mercedes’ Russell (1m14.916s) in the Top 3. The session was relatively clean with no mishap whatsoever.

The other Alpine of Fernando Alonso (1m15.049s) was fourth on the medium tyres, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen (1m15.098s) in fifth ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton (1m15.137s) as AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly (1m15.636s) was seventh from both the Haas drivers in the pack.

Mick Schumacher (1m15.684s) was ahead of his teammate Kevin Magnussen (1m15.815s) in eighth and ninth with the Dane gearing up for a pole start later in the sprint race. McLaren’s Lando Norris (1m15.851s) was 10th, feeling much better after food poisoning on Thursday.

The latter two set the pace on the medium tyres. The lead Ferrari or Carlos Sainz was 11th in the order with teammate Charles Leclerc 13th. AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda was 12th in between, as McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo slotted in 14th.

The first of Alfa Romeo was of Valtteri Bottas in 15th from the lead Williams of Nicholas Latifi. The pair of Aston Martin were 17th and 18th where Lance Stroll was ahead of Sebastian Vettel as Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu ended up 19th from Williams’ Logan Sargeant who picked up one more superlicense point.

Here’s what they said on Friday of F1 Brazil GP