Max Verstappen set the second fastest time during the chaotic second free practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday.

The session was halted for some time by a heavy crash by Alexander Albon.

Verstappen achieved a fastest time of 1.29.318 on medium tires.

The Red Bull driver only had to put up with Lewis Hamilton, who clocked 1.28,971 on soft tires.

The 23-year-old Verstappen was only eighteen thousandths faster than Valtteri Bottas, who recorded the third fastest time on the soft tires.

More than forty minutes before the end of the training, Albon flew off the track.

Verstappen's teammate went wide coming up the straight and lost control of his RB16.

Albon quickly announced that he is fine.

After training resumed ten minutes later, the session had to be stopped again due to a stray dog ​​at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.

The dog ran off the track after a few minutes, allowing the drivers to get back into action.

On Saturday, the third training (12 noon) and the qualification (3 pm) are scheduled.

The Bahrain Grand Prix starts on Sunday at 3.10 p.m.


The Thai flies off very fast !! 😱💥 Goes too wide and loses his # RB16 completely !!

Albon seems ok, but the training is at a standstill 🟥 # ZiggoSportF1 # F1 #BahrainGP 🇧🇭 # FP2


Avatar Author ZiggoSportF1Moment of places15: 53 - November 27, 2020

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