Sainz beats Leclerc and Verstappen in FP2 in Austria;  Alonzo, 4th

Sainz beats Leclerc and Verstappen in FP2 in Austria; Alonzo, 4th

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After a Friday in which Formula 1 disputed free practice 1 and qualifying for the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix, due to the sprint format that this season continues to be tested in the highest category of motorsport, the single-seaters set foot on the Austrian asphalt to complete the second and last free practice of the weekend.

Due to the fact that the fastest session of the event had already taken place, and considering that the two sessions that still remained for the grand prix were races, a shorter one this Saturday and the usual one on Sunday, all the teams worked from start to finish. end focused on race simulations.

After the last 60 minutes of practice, Carlos Sainz set the best time of the session with a 1:08,610ahead of his teammate Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen, the three separated by 0.168 seconds, a minimum difference that has been maintained since the beginning of the weekend.

Behind, Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon placed the two Alpines as “first of the rest”, beating Sergio Pérez who could not get past sixth position and who this afternoon will start from far behind due to a penalty received at the last minute of the Friday.

George Russell, Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton, who took to the track in the final minutes after changing chassis, and Lando Norris, completed the top ten positions in FP2 at the Red Bull Ring.

What time is this afternoon’s sprint race in Austria?:

FP2 Results, Free Practice 2 of the Austrian GP 2022 F1

Click on “VIEW RESULTS” to see the full time table

Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR22

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

two/14

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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB18

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB18

3/14

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Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB18

Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB18

4/14

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Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo C42

Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo C42

5/14

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Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03

Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03

6/14

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Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo C42

Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo C42

7/14

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Alex AlbonWilliams FW44

Alex AlbonWilliams FW44

8/14

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Carlos SainzFerrari F1-75

Carlos SainzFerrari F1-75

9/14

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Carlos SainzFerrari F1-75

Carlos SainzFerrari F1-75

10/14

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Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL36

Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL36

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Esteban Ocon, Alpine A522

Esteban Ocon, Alpine A522

12/14

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Esteban Ocon, Alpine A522

Esteban Ocon, Alpine A522

13/14

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George Russell, Mercedes W13

George Russell, Mercedes W13

14/14

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Summary of Free Practice 2 of the 2022 F1 Austrian GP at the Red Bull Ring

In the first stages of Free Practice 2, almost all the drivers took to the track with the soft tires and a single objective between eyebrow and eyebrow, to make long runs to evaluate which is the best compound for the sprint race this Saturday.

From the beginning of the session and despite the fact that the times were not the most important thing, much less in this FP2, Verstappen He placed first with a 1:09, ahead of the Ferraris, with all the drivers clearly far from yesterday’s Friday times.

Completed the first 10 minutes, the two Alpine of Alonso Y Or with and the Mercedes of hamiltonwhose mechanics had to change the chassis after his accident in qualifying, were the only ones that remained in the garage without running.

Arriving or approaching 10 laps on the soft, almost all the drivers returned to the pits with enough data to study their strategy for this afternoon’s race. The current world leader, Verstappen, did it with a best time of 1:08.966, being the only one who managed to lower the 1:09 barrier until that moment.

FP2 was running smoothly and some drivers who bet on the media from the start, such as Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel, exceeded 20 laps with the yellow compound.

with soft, Russell was placed third and Alonso He also improved and rose to fourth place, relegating Leclerc to fifth place. In the meantime, Verstappen he returned to the track with another set of new softs and improves his time; 1:08,799.

After the halfway point in Free Practice 2, Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes W13 remained in the garage without accumulating mileage.

The times ahead continued to improve, the Dutchman from Red Bull lowered his time, now with the medium, Ocon joined the 1:08 club and Leclercwith the soft tire, registered a 1:08.660 that placed him in first position.

A few minutes later and with new soft, Alonso He also lowered the 1:09 barrier and climbed to third position, ahead of his teammate and behind the two drivers who will start from the front row of the grid this afternoon in the sprint race.

Carlos Sainz did the same and with a 1:08,610 he snatched the first position of the time table from his partner, by a minimum difference of 0.050 seconds. Of the leading group, Verstappen was the only one running on medium, all the others were on soft.

Entered in the last 12 minutes of FP2, Lewis Hamilton He took to the track for the first time and, on the softer compound, quickly moved into the top 10, albeit behind his team-mate.

The last minutes of the session passed without major changes and practically nobody improved their times, focusing only on completing their long runs with increasingly worn tires.

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