Max Verstappen tops the FP2 session ahead of the two Mercedes. The Dutch driver ended the session in the wall just like Charles Leclerc.
Like in FP1, the conditions at the beginning of the session were a bit mixed. The track was wet, but it was drying up.
The first one to go out was Valtteri Bottas, who said that the track was too dry to use inters, and probably the slick tires were better.
Lando Norris was the only one on track with slick tires as every other driver was waiting for better conditions.
After 15 minutes it was Norris in P1, with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel behind him. Meanwhile, many other drivers left the garage and started their program. One of them was Esteban Ocon, who grabbed P1 just for a few seconds since Nicholas Latifi and then Bottas improved their times.
Pierre Gasly was on a flying lap but he had to abort it since he went wide at Les Combes.
With 40 minutes to go, the top three was Bottas, Lewis Hamilton, and Max Verstappen. The best of the rest was Pierre Gasly, who also performed well in FP1.
Halfway through the session, the teams started to fit the soft tires to do some qualifying simulations. Mercedes was the first one to do so but neither Bottas nor Hamilton improved their laps. Who did improve were Fernando Alonso and Vettel, going to P4 and P5. Then, Sebastian’s teammate, Lance Stroll, stole P5.
Verstappen fitted the soft tires too, and he did improve his lap, stealing the lead of the session from Bottas. Meanwhile, both McLaren and Ferrari seemed to struggle around Spa.
With twenty minutes to go, Esteban Ocon spun without damaging the car. However, Leclerc had to abort his lap due to the yellow flags. Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz improved his lap time, but he only went eleventh fastest.
Toward the end of the session, Leclerc hit the wall after a mistake, and the session was suspended due to the red flag. The Monegasque ended the session in P18.
With eight minutes to go the session resumed, but there was not much time to perform many laps for the teams. Therefore, they started a short race pace simulation.
Meanwhile, Max Verstappen spun too, almost in the same spot as Charles Leclerc. As a result, the red flag was brought out, and with two minutes remaining, the session ended for everyone.