Max Verstappen did not get any further than the seventh fastest time during the second free practice session for the Grand Prix of Great Britain. The Mercedes drivers recorded the fastest lap times.
With 1.26.732, Valtteri Bottas recorded the fastest time of the weekend so far. Previously, Verstappen's teammate Pierre Gasly had clocked the best time in the first training session with 1.27.173.
In the second session, Gasly was again faster than Verstappen. The 1.27.249 of the Frenchman was good for the fifth time.
In addition to Bottas, world champion Lewis Hamilton and the Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel were also Gasly faster. Lando Norris of McLaren nestled in sixth place between the two Red Bull drivers. The differences in the top seven were just over 0.8 seconds.
Verstappen drove fastest time on medium band
Verstappen was slightly hindered in his fast laps by other traffic on the track. At 1.27.562, he was nevertheless half a second faster than his fastest time in the morning session (1.28.009). He recorded his fastest lap time on the medium band, while the drivers from the top six rode their best lap times with faster soft tires.
The second training had a lot fewer incidents than the Friday morning session. Only Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo caused some delay with an engine problem.
A third practice session is scheduled at Silverstone on Saturday at noon, followed by the qualifying session at 3 p.m. The race starts on Sunday at 3.10 p.m.
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