Red Bull’s Max Verstappen headed F1 British GP FP2 from Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz ahead of Sprint Qualifying race.
The FP2 in F1 British GP was more a test session with teams not getting to change as much on their cars apart from minor adjustments with set-ups, etc. It was a mixed bag on the tyre side as well, where not everyone used the soft tyres even.
Much like Red Bull’s Verstappen, who used the medium tyres to top the FP2 session of F1 British GP, with a 1m29.902s lap. He led the Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc (1m30.277s) and Carlos Sainz (1m30.507s), with Alpine’s Esteban Ocon (1m30.707s) in fourth.
Red Bull’s Sergio Perez (1m30.800s) was fifth, having used the soft tyre in a different strategy to Verstappen, with McLaren’s Lando Norris (1m31.030s) and Daniel Ricciardo (1m31.034s) in sixth and seventh, ahead of the two Mercedes F1 drivers.
It was Lewis Hamilton (1m31.131s) in eighth from Valtteri Bottas (1m31.180s), as AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly (1m31.180s) rounded out the Top 10. The Finn had some scrappy moments, first was when he ran wide and second was having a spin, right at the end.
Among the Top 10, it was only Sainz, Hamilton and Gasly using the soft tyre to set their best lap, while Bottas did so on the hard and the rest on medium. In 11th was Williams’ George Russell, with Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi in 12th.
Alpine’s Fernando Alonso ended up in a Alfa Romeo sandwich, with Kimi Raikkonen in 14th, where Williams’ Nicholas Latifi was 15th, AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda 16th from Aston Martin pair of Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll in 17th and 18th.
The Top 20 was then rounded out by Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher, where the two Alfa Romeo drivers and Alonso were the only ones to use the soft tyre to set their best time, while the rest did so on the medium compound.
FP2 – DONE!
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Here’s what was said after Friday of F1 British GP