F1 FP2 Results: Red Bull’s Max Verstappen triumphs the clock in the second practice session in the Styrian GP, with it set to determine grid positions.
The second Grand Prix in Austria is set to be interrupted by rain on Saturday, with rumours claiming that the second practice session might determine the grid standings with events of Saturday being washed by rain and storm forecasted in the region where the race is set to be held.
In the second practice session, Verstappen clocked a 1:03.660 on the Soft tyre during the qualifying simulations to beat Valtteri Bottas by just 0.043 seconds.
The session was a mish-mash of drivers appearing and disappearing from the timing screens due to times being deleted for exceeding track limits, an issue that appeared far more prevalent than last weekend’s race at the same venue.
The champion of the first practice session Sergio Perez ended up third, with Mercedes’ racer overpowering him in the following session. Charles Leclerc has ended 9th in session. Will he be able to put forth another miraculous performance as he displayed in Austrian GP?
F1 FP2 Results
- Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1:03.660
- Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.043
- Sergio Perez Racing Point +0.217
- Lance Stroll Racing Point +0.581
- Carlos Sainz McLaren +0.673
- Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.688
- Alex Albon Red Bull Racing +0.777
- Lando Norris McLaren +0.881
- Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1.046
- Esteban Ocon Renault +1.086
- Pierre Gasly Alpha Tauri +1.097
- Daniil Kvyat Alpha Tauri +1.390
- Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo +1.492
- Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +1.705
- George Russell Williams +1.928
- Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +1.953
- Nicholas Latifi Williams +1.995
- Kevin Magnussen Haas +2.130
- Romain Grosjean Haas +2.436
- Daniel Ricciardo Renault No time
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What lies ahead on Sunday?
If the grid positions are determined on the basis of this order, then it will be an interesting battle between Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas, the Finnish racer showed his excellent form in the last race with his podium.
Meanwhile, Verstappen had to quit from the last race because of the failure engine, but this time the Austrian side wouldn’t be willing to make another blunder, at least at their claimed home track.