Lewis Hamilton led a close Top 3 in FP2 of F1 Spanish GP, with Carlos Sainz ending up second and Lando Norris in third.

The close competition continued in FP2 of F1 Spanish GP where Mercedes took authority courtesy Lewis Hamilton (1m13.264s), who set the pace by 0.022s over Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz (1m13.286s) and McLaren’s Lando Norris (1m13.319s).

The Brit was 0.055s aloof of Hamilton in a close Top 3, as Alpine’s Pierre Gasly and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen made it five different cars in the Top 5. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was sixth from McLaren’s Oscar Piastri and Mercedes’ George Russell.

Both Piastri and Russell kept it late for their fast laps, where the latter had a moment on his quick lap. Gasly’s form in fourth wasn’t a fluke per se as he was backed up by teammate Esteban Ocon – with the heavier chassis – inside the Top 10 in ninth.

Stake F1 Team also had a sound run to be 10th courtesy Valtteri Bottas as he led Haas pair of Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg, with the German getting his first taste. Red Bull’s Sergio Perez seemingly had a power unit issue to be only 13th.

The first of the Aston Martin was Fernando Alonso in 14th as teammate Lance Stroll was only 18th behind the pair of Visa Cash App AB and Stake F1 Team’s Zhou Guanyu. It was Yuki Tsunoda in 15th from Daniel Ricciardo in a heavily updated car.

Much like the Aston Martin and Visa Cash App RB pair, the Williams duo found themselves only 19th and 20th, with Alexander Albon ahead of Logan Sargeant. While there were no incidents, but drivers including Hamilton and Norris did have moments.

Here’s how FP1 of F1 Spanish GP panned out