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After topping the opening notice session for the Abu Dhabi High-quality Prix, Valtteri Bottas persisted to field the tempo on the Yas Marina circuit with the Finn beating group-mate Lewis Hamilton by three tenths of a second in FP2. Nonetheless, Bottas’ accurate work was undermined when he was intelligent on a collision with Haas’ Romain Grosjean slack in the session. 

Bottas spent the opening fragment of the 90-minute session on the support of early pacesetter Hamilton, with each drivers running on medium tyres. Because the session edged in opposition to it midpoint, Bottas moved to soft tyres for a qualifying trip and he promptly jumped to the pinnacle the state with a lap of 1: 36.256. The lap build him 0.310m obvious of Hamilton. 

After setting up himself in P1, Bottas then moved support to medium tyres for a prolonged stint in the second half of the session. It was right through this duration that he clashed with Grosjean.

The Frenchman went extensive into Turn 11 and seeing a hole Bottas dived down the internal. Grojean was already turning in, alternatively and the pair collided with debris being strewn across the notice. The session was briefly purple-flagged as the debris was cleared from the notice. Bottas was later handed a reprimand over the incident by stewards.

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc was third quickest in the session, with the Monegasque racer ending 0.386s on the support of Bottas. Leclerc’s time came on the second are attempting after his first was scuppered by a loss of control in Turn 19 that resulted in the Ferrari man slapping the wall alongside with his rear dazzling wheel. Leclerc made it support to the pits the put he took a second field of softs with which he claimed third field. 

Sebastian Vettel was fourth quickest in the second Ferrari. The German crashed out on the stay of the first session and in FP2 extinct a new gearbox to field a greatest time of 1: 36.691, more than four tenths of a second on the support of Bottas. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was fifth quickest, even though the Brazilian High-quality Prix winner ended the session 0.551s off the tempo.

Alex Albon done a top six state filled by the pinnacle three groups and that5 left greatest-of-the-rest seventh field to Grosjean. Sergio Perez carried out in P7, pleasant 0.036s on the support of the Frenchman, with Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat and Pierre ending ninth and tenth respectively. 

2019 FIA Formulation One Abu Dhabi High-quality Prix – Free Practice 2

1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1: 36.256  29 207.721

2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1: 36.566 0.310 33 207.054

3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 36.642 0.386 30 206.891

4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1: 36.691 0.435 28 206.786

5 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1: 36.807 0.551 30 206.538

6 Alexander Albon Red Bull Racing 1: 37.288 1.032 30 205.517

7 Romain Grosjean Haas 1: 37.601 1.345 17 204.858

8 Sergio Pérez Racing Level 1: 37.637 1.381 32 204.783

9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1: 37.651 1.395 34 204.753

10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1: 37.770 1.514 36 204.504

11 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren 1: 37.834 1.578 32 204.370

12 Lando Norris McLaren 1: 37.918 1.662 32 204.195

13 Lance Stroll Racing Level 1: 37.985 1.729 32 204.055

14 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1: 38.080 1.824 31 203.858

15 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1: 38.122 1.866 29 203.770

16 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1: 38.400 2.144 26 203.195

17 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1: 38.415 2.159 30 203.164

18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1: 38.464 2.208 32 203.063

19 George Russell Williams 1: 39.512 3.256 32 200.924

20 Robert Kubica Williams 1: 40.455 4.199 32 199.038

 


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