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Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two in the 2d rehearsal for the Austrian Superior Prix, with the defending champion ending 0.189s sooner than crew-mate Valttero Bottas and greater than two tenths of a 2d sooner than championship-main Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen.

As with the morning session a number fo teams spent the early fragment of operating in the hour-lengthy session checking out the current rear tyre Pirelli intends to introduce at the British Superior Prix.

When the session settled, Bottas emerged because the pacesetter, utilizing medium tyres to living a lap of 1: 05.602. He became once rapidly usurped by Verstappen, whjo moreover aged medium tyres to put up a brand current P1 time of 1: 05.239.

Mercedes then made the switch to subtle tyres for performance runs and Bottas leapfrogged Verstappen to reclaim first living with a lap of 1: 04.712 living because the session approached the halfway ticket.

It became once then Hamilton’s flip and after posting pink times in the 2d and third sectors he stole high topic from his crew-mate with a session-handiest time of 1: 04.523.

Verstappen adopted however he lost time in the final sector when he hit the kerbs now no longer easy in Turn 9 and he performed the performance runs 0.216s in the back of his title rival.

As misty drizzle began to tumble the topic then switched to longer speed information gathering, a expedient period in light of the forecast of rain on Sunday.

Within the back of Verstappen, Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll claimed handiest of the relaxation honours, helpful four tenths adrift of the Red Bull. The Canadian’s crew-mate Sebastian Vettel took fifth living, a teth of a 2d further back.

Within the back of the Astons, Yuki Tsunoda and Pierre Gasly performed sixth and seventh for AlphaTauri with eighth living in the session going to Alpine’s Fernando Alonso. McLaren’s Lando Norris and Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi rounded out the stop 10.

2021 FIA System 1 Austrianm Superior Prix – Free Practice 2

1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1: 04.523 31 240.918

2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1: 04.712 0.189 34 240.215

3 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda 1: 04.740 0.217 35 240.111

4 Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 1: 05.139 0.616 33 238.640

5 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin/Mercedes 1: 05.268 0.745 37 238.168

6 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri/Honda 1: 05.356 0.833 37 237.848

7 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri/Honda 1: 05.379 0.856 38 237.764

8 Fernando Alonso Alpine/Renault 1: 05.393 0.870 34 237.713

9 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1: 05.466 0.943 34 237.448

10 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1: 05.511 0.988 32 237.285

11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull/Honda 1: 05.516 0.993 39 237.267

12 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1: 05.527 1.004 36 237.227

13 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1: 05.620 1.097 37 236.891

14 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1: 05.624 1.101 33 236.876

15 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren/Mercedes 1: 05.698 1.175 32 236.609

16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 05.708 1.185 33 236.573

17 George Russell Williams/Mercedes 1: 05.819 1.296 36 236.174

18 Mick Schumacher Haas/Ferrari 1: 05.911 1.388 35 235.845

19 Nicholas Latifi Williams/Mercedes 1: 06.014 1.491 38 235.477

20 Nikita Mazepin Haas/Ferrari 1: 06.173 1.650 35 234.911


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