Scuderia Ferrari has had a 1-2 result in FP2 at Zandvoort with Charles Leclerc ahead of Carlos Sainz.
The racing action at Circuit Zandvoort on Friday continued with Formula 1’s second free practice. However, the start of the session was delayed.
After five minutes of additional wait, the cars left the pit lane with the majority of the field driving on medium tires. Valtteri Bottas was the early pacesetter with the lap of 1:11.664. He was followed by Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc in the top 3.
However, the session ended very early for the reigning 7-time world champion as his W12 car lost power. The session was temporarily suspended.
Local hero Max Verstappen got up to the second place with a margin of just 0.029 seconds to Bottas after the practice was resumed. The Finn eventually improved his lap time by three tenths. Right after that, Esteban Ocon went to the top of the standings with the result of 1:11.074.
Fernando Alonso proved Alpine’s strong form in the Netherlands as he had jumped into the top 3. At the same time, Nikita Mazepin spun and stuck in the gravel, bringing out the red flag once again.
After the track was cleaned up, the session was restarted once again. Ferrari showed its speed as Leclerc and Sainz topped the timesheets.
The drivers kept exploring the new race track and were looking for opportunities to push. However, the lap times did not improve, so it was Leclerc with the quickest lap time in FP2 – 1:10.902. Sainz was second, while Ocon completed the top 3.
The top 10 of the Formula 1 Dutch GP FP2:
|1||Charles Leclerc||Scuderia Ferrari||1:10.902|
|2||Carlos Sainz||Scuderia Ferrari||+0.154|
|5||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing||+0.362|
|9||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo Racing||+0.776|
|10||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||+0.811|