F1 FP2 Results have thrown in a major surprise, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel the fastest man in the free practice 2 session.
The Formula One 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix saw a rain-drenched free practice 3 session at the Hungaroring, with only 13 drivers out of 20 clocking a full lap time.
The much-maligned Ferrari have shocked one and all, with outgoing driver Sebastian Vettel clocking the fastest lap in the second practise session at the Hungaroring. His teammate Charles Leclerc also finished in the Top 10.
Mercedes’s Valtteri Bottas was the second fastest on the grid, continuing his consistent form this season. Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile, did not clock a time, and therefore was classified P16.
McLaren’s Ferrari-bound driver Carlos Sainz did well to finish as the third fastest in the session. McLaren would be pushing for another good weekend, after impressing heavily in the two races at the Red Bull Ring.
Racing Point are looking impressive too, with Lance Stroll in fourth, with teammate Sergio Perez slightly slower than him in fifth. This is another team to watch for this weekend, as they push for their first podium of the season.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was 7th fastest on the track on his wet tyres. He would be expected to put in a much stronger showing in the race on Sunday, especially if he is to catch the runaway pair of Hamilton and Bottas.
The legendary Kimi Raikkonen put in a decent best lap to finish 9th in his Alfa Romeo. He is expected to retire at the end of the season.
F1 FP2 Results
TOP 10: END OF FP2
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- Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:40:464
- Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.272
- Carlos Sainz McLaren +1.320
- Lance Stroll Racing Point +1.916
- Sergio Perez Racing Point +2.006
- Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +2.124
- Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing +2.356
- Romain Grosjean Haas +2.871
- Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo +3.007
- Charles Leclerc Ferrari +3.261
What to expect from the weekend at the Hungaroring?
Sebastian Vettel has done a fabulous job in this session, and will no doubt give him and Ferrari confidence going into the weekend. From the looks of it, they could face strong competition from Racing Point, McLaren and Renault to be the best of the rest.
There is nothing much to read from Red Bull’s performance in the two sessions so far, with the team saving their best for the sessions that matter most – qualifying tomorrow, and the final race on Sunday.
Mercedes look strong as ever, and should be the team to beat at tomorrow’s qualifying session. Bottas and Hamilton are having a great intra-team battle, which does not bode well for the teams looking to knock them off their perch.