The free seconds of the Grand Prix of Styria have confirmed what was already seen in the first. Mercedes, Racing Point and Red bull They are ahead of the rest of the teams and only Carlos Sainz can shade them. Although the Spanish was seventh in the first free practice, in the second he has managed to be fifth ahead of Mercedes de Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Albon.

The position of Carlos Sainz could be decisive for the race since it is probable that the third free rounds and the qualifying session cannot be held this Saturday. There is a 70% chance that it will rain. If the grid order matches the free seconds, it will be Verstappen where he starts from pole on a circuit favorable to Red Bull. Second has been the leader of the World Cup, Valtteri Bottas; and third Sergio Pérez, who had set the best time in the first free. The other Racing Point, that of Stroll has also finished ahead of Carlos Sainz.

The Madrilenian, for his part, will come out ahead of Hamilton and Albon, and his teammate LI’m Norris. Ninth, confirming that Ferrari it will hardly get good results at Red Bull Racing, it has been Leclerc; while Vettel it could not have been more than sixteenth. Or with, tenth, has been the first Renault; while Ricciar, with the other, he went against the wall and would come out last Sunday if the classification is not finally celebrated.

Free Practice 2 of the Styrian GP

1st M. Verstappen (Red Bull)

2nd V. Bottas (Mercedes)

3rd S. Perez (Racing Point)

4th L. Stroll (Racing Point)

5th C. Sainz (McLaren)

6th L. Hamilton (Mercedes)

7º A. Albon (Red Bull)

8th L. Norris (McLaren)

9º C. Leclerc (Ferrari)

10th E. Ocon (Renault)

11º P. Gasly (AlphaTauri)

12th D. Kvyat (AlphaTauri)

13th K. Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)

14th A. Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)

15th G. Russell (Williams)

16th S. Vettel (Ferrari)

17th N. Latifi (Williams)

18th K. Magnussen (Haas)

19th R. Grosjean (Haas)

20th D. Ricciardo (Renault), without time.