Charles Leclerc has set the quickest lap time of the Australian Grand Prix FP2.

The on-track action at the Albert Park Circuit continued on Friday afternoon with the second free practice session.

Numerous drivers started their programs as soon as the pit lane exit was opened. The Medium and Hard compounds were the popular choice in the opening stages of the session.

Sebastian Vettel had his power unit replaced during the session, so he did not go out on the race track.

Mick Schumacher had a lock-up in the final sector and had to go off track. He did not hit a barrier and rejoined the track shortly after. Valtteri Bottas also locked up his tires and went through gravel in turn 1.

The Ferrari duo of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc kept showing the team’s strong form as they topped the standings halfway through the session.

The drivers eventually switched to the Soft tires, so the lap times kept improving.

The practice had to be briefly red-flagged in order to remove gravel a bodywork part that had fallen off Lance Stroll’s car from the track surface.

The drivers switched to the race simulation program in the final minutes of the session.

Leclerc was the fastest driver of the session. Max Verstappen was second, while Carlos Sainz completed the top 3.

The results of the Australian GP FP2:

1Charles LeclercFerrari1:18.978S
2Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing+0.245S
3Carlos SainzFerrari+0.398S
4Fernando AlonsoAlpine+0.559S
5Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing+0.680S
6Esteban OconAlpine+0.864S
7Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo+1.077S
8Lando NorrisMcLaren+1.122S
9Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri+1.164S
10Daniel RicciardoMcLaren+1.225S
11George RussellMercedes+1.234S
12Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+1.446S
13Lewis HamiltonMercedes+1.543S
14Lance StrollAston Martin+1.633S
15Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo+2.085S
16Kevin MagnussenHaas+2.213S
17Alexander AlbonWilliams+2.934S
18Mick SchumacherHaas+2.996S
19Nicholas LatifiWilliams+3.329S
20Sebastian VettelAston MartinNo time

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