F1 FP2 Results have gone in favour of Mercedes, with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas leading the pack comfortably in Austria.
The Formula One 2020 season is underway, finally, with the Practice Sessions at the Austrian Grand Prix. The high speed sessions had Mercedes doing what was expected of them – finishing 1-2. Lewis Hamilton has continued with his dominant display from last year, and could win finish in pole at Austria for the first time in 3 years. He clocked a best lap timing of 1:04.304 minutes.
F1 FP2 Results
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- Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:04.304
- Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.197
- Sergio Perez Racing Point +0.641
- Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +0.657
- Daniel Ricciardo Renault +0.668
- Lando Norris McLaren +0.783
- Lance Stroll Racing Point +0.831
- Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing +0.911
- Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.994
- Carlos Sainz McLaren +1.048
- Esteban Ocon Renault +1.111
- Daniil Kvyat Alpha Tauri +1.139
- Alex Albon Red Bull Racing +1.149
- Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +1.304
- Kevin Magnussen Haas +1.374
- Romain Grosjean Haas +1.604
- Pierre Gasly Alpha Tauri +1.712
- George Russell Williams +1.821
- Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo +1.974
- Nicholas Latifi Williams +2.820
Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas performed well to finish second, just 0.197 seconds behind.
Racing Point was the surprise of the session, with Sergio Perez finishing a brilliant ahead, ahead of the likes of Ferrari and Red Bull. His best lap time was 0.641 seconds behind Hamilton. Sergio’s teammate Lance Stroll finished P7.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel leads the rest of the pack
Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel finished 4th, as he looks to end his last season with Ferrari on a high. He had yesterday expressed disappointment at Ferrari for letting him go without discussion. Naturally, he would be eager to show the Italian outfit what they will be missing next season. Vettel’s Ferrari teammate and replacement for 2021 Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz finished 9th and 10th respectively.
The Renault of Daniel Ricciardo finished in fifth, while the impressive Lando Norris was 6th in his Mclaren, the same spot where he ended in last year’s Austrian GP.
Meanwhile, Red Bull Racing were the biggest disappointment of FP2, with last year’s winner Max Verstappen finishing a lowly 8th, and Alex Albon in P13. Red Bull are confident of a good showing this season, and have even sent Mercedes a warning.
What to look forward to this weekend at the Red Bull Ring?
With Mercedes looking like the team to beat yet gain, the focus in firmly on Racing Point. The perennial overachievers could shake up the plans of giants Ferrari and Red Bull this season.