F1, second free GP Austria: Vettel improves, Leclerc back


The second free practice session of the Austrian GP of Formula 1, on the Spielberg circuit, sees a substantial improvement by Sebastian Vettel, which marks the fourth time with his Ferrari after finishing the first tests this morning in twelfth place. Further back, however, Charles Leclerc, who after tenth place in the first session closes with the ninth time in the second.

Promoted the two with flying colors Mercedes, with Lewis Hamilton which is confirmed in front of everyone, with the time of 1: 04,304, is Valtteri Bottas which marks the second half again, just over a tenth behind.

The surprise of the day remains there Racing Point, with Sergio Perez which ends with the third overall time. Well there too Renault of Daniel Ricciardo and the McLaren of Lando Norrisrespectively fifth and sixth. Seventh, on the other Racing Point, Lance Stroll.

Less effective than in the morning, Max Verstappen, which after the third place of the first session does not go beyond the eighth time in the second. The other pilot of the Red Bull, Alexander Albon, is further back, in thirteenth place.

The future Ferrari driver closes the top 10 of the session Carlos Sainz jr, one second behind the world champion with his McLaren.

The only Italian rider on the grid, Antonio Giovinazzi, is fourteenth with his Alfa Romeo. A result that puts him in front of his teammate Kimi Raikkonen, only nineteenth.

The timing of the second session

1 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes 1: 04.304
2 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes +0.197
3 Sergio PEREZ Racing Point +0.641
4 Sebastian VETTEL Ferrari +0.657
5 Daniel RICCIARDO Renault +0.668
6 Lando NORRIS McLaren +0.783
7 STROLL Racing Point Speedboats +0.831
8 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing +0.911
9 Charles LECLERC Ferrari +0.994
10 Carlos SAINZ McLaren +1.048
11 Esteban OCON Renault +1.111
12 Daniil KVYAT AlphaTauri +1.139
13 Alexander ALBON Red Bull Racing +1.149
14 Antonio GIOVINAZZI Alfa Romeo Racing +1.304
15 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team +1.374
16 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team +1.604
17 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri +1.712
18 George RUSSELL Williams +1.821
19 Kimi RAIKKONEN Alfa Romeo Racing +1.974
20 Nicholas LATIFI Williams +2.820

OMNISPORT | 03-07-2020 16:58

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