Dutch driver Max Verstappen set the fastest time in the second free practice session of the Styrian Grand Prix, demonstrating the progress Red Bull Racing is making for this second weekend at home.

With an ambient temperature of 31 ºC and 50 ºC on the track, the pilots dedicated themselves to testing the compounds for the race, although this session took on a special value since tomorrow the weather conditions could be adverse, to the point of not carrying out the classification. In case this happens, the times established in this training are those that are taken into account for the starting grid of the race next Sunday.

With a record of 1: 03.660, Max Verstappen beat Valtteri Bottas, winner of the last Austrian Grand Prix, by just 0.043s. After them, the speedy Racing Point of Sergio Pérez and Lance Stroll finished. Both were the surprise of the day, especially the Mexican who was the fastest in the morning training.

After the ‘Mercedes Rosa’ ended the Spanish Carlos Sainz of McLaren, the British Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and the Thai Alexander Albon of Red Bull, who did not have a successful day when leaving the track on several occasions.

The eighth time was in the hands of Lando Norris of McLaren. Next Sunday he will have to comply with a three-position sanction on the starting grid of the race, because he advanced under the yellow flag during the first free practice session.

The top 10 were closed by the Monegasque Charles Leclerc from Ferrari and the French Esteban Ocon from Renault. Speaking of their teammates, they did not have a good session. In the case of the German Sebastian Vettel, he finished in the sixteenth position and complained a lot about the front of the car. Meanwhile the Australian Daniel Ricciardo, had a strong collision as soon as the session started. He got out of his car with a little limp, but after the reviews by the FIA ​​doctors, he was discharged.

Troubling performance of the Haas team, occupying the last places of the session with Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean. In the morning the Danish pilot had battery problems.

Tomorrow at 11:00 am Spielberg will start the third and last session of free tests and later at 11:00 am the classification of the Styrian Grand Prix with LIVE broadcast of F1Latam.com.

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These were the times:

Styrian GP – Austria – Free Trials 2

Pos.
Pilot
Team
I was born
Weather
Gap
Laps
Event
one
M. Verstappen
Red bull
Hol
1: 03.660
-.—

27

two
V. Bottas
Mercedes
END
1: 03.703
+0.043

36

3
S. Pérez
Racing Point
MEX
1: 03.877
+0.217

43

4
L. Stroll
Racing Point
DOG
1: 04.241
+0.581

43

5
C. Sainz
McLaren
ESP
1: 04.333
+0.673

Four. Five

6
L. Hamilton
Mercedes
GBR
1: 04.348
+0.688

27

7
A. Albon
Red bull
TAI
1: 04.437
+0.777

28

8
L. Norris
McLaren
GBR
1: 04.541
+0.881

31

9
C. Leclerc
Ferrari
MON
1: 04.706
+1,046

3. 4

10
E. Ocon
Renault
FRA
1: 04.746
+1,086

32

eleven
P. Gasly
AlphaTauri
FRA
1: 04.757
+1,097

36

12
D. Kvyat
AlphaTauri
RUS
1: 05.050
+1,390

3. 4

13
K. Räikkönen
Alfa Romeo
END
1: 05.152
+1,492

2. 3

14
A. Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo
ITA
1: 05.365
+1.705

36

fifteen
G. Russell
Williams
GBR
1: 05.588
+1,928

3. 4

16
S. Vettel
Ferrari
ALE
1: 05.613
+1,953

39

17
N. Lafiti
Williams
DOG
1: 05.655
+1,995

48

18
K. Magnussen
Haas
DIN
1: 05.790
+2,130

36

19
R. Grosjean
Haas
FRA
1: 06.096
+2,436

38

NC
D. Ricciardo
Renault
AUS
-: –.—
-: –.—

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