SPANISH GP - FREE PRACTICE #2 - RE-CAP & TIMES
The reigning champion was one of a number of drivers to make mistakes during their qualifying simulations and couldn’t improve on the 1m18.259s time he set on the soft compound of tyres.
With others also running into problems, Hamilton remained top of the order, ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.
Valtteri Bottas looked set to jump to the top of the times when he went out on the super soft compound of tyre, only to oversteer in the second part of the lap and fail to improve. He finished the day fifth quickest, behind Sebastian Vettel.
Kimi Raikkonen also made a mistake on what could have been a strong lap, losing the rear of his Ferrari and running through the gravel. He was able to return to the track, but was later forced to pit with a suspected engine problem. He finished seventh quickest, ahead of Romain Grosjean, who brought out the virtual safety car when he beached his Haas at turn seven early in the session.
Kevin Magnussen, Stoffel Vandoorne, and Sergio Perez completed the top 10.
Perez brought out the second vitual safety car in the closing stages of the session when he was released on to the circuit with a loose front left wheel. Force India were later fined for the unsafe release.
Esteban Ocon finished just outside the top 10 in P11, ahead of Fernando Alonso, Nico Hulkenberg, and Pierre Gasly.
Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc put their Saubers P15 and 16, ahead of Carlos Sainz, who complained about balance problems during the session.
Brendon Hartley, Lance Stroll, and Sergey Sirotkin round out the order.
1. Lewis Hamilton - 1:18.259 / Mercedes-Mercedes / Great Britain
2. Daniel Ricciardo - 1:18.392 / Red Bull Racing-TAG-Heuer / Australia
3. Max Verstappen - 1:18.533 / Red Bull Racing-TAG-Heuer / Netherlands
4. Sebastian Vettel - 1:18.585 / Ferrari-Ferrari / Germany
5. Valtteri Bottas - 1:18.611 / Mercedes-Mercedes / Finland
6. Kimi Raikkonen - 1:18.829 / Ferrari-Ferrari / Finland
7. Romain Grosjean - 1:19.579 / Haas-Ferrari / France
8. Kevin Magnussen - 1:19.643 / Haas-Ferrari / Denmark
9. Stoffel Vandoorne - 1:19.722 / McLaren-Renault / Belgium
10. Sergio Perez - 1:19.962 / Force India-Mercedes / Mexico
11. Esteban Ocon - 1:20.024 / Force India-Mercedes / France
12. Fernando Alonso - 1:20.035 / McLaren-Renault / Spain
13. Nico Hulkenberg - 1:20.183 / Renault-Renault / Germany
14. Pierre Gasly - 1:20.373 / Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda / France
15. Marcus Ericsson - 1:20.501 / Sauber-Ferrari / Sweden
16. Charles Leclerc - 1:20.514 / Sauber-Ferrari / Monaco
17. Carlos Sainz - 1:20.672 / Renault-Renault / Spain
18. Brendon Hartley - 1:21.265 / Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda / New Zealand
19. Lance Stroll - 1:21.556 / Williams-Mercedes / Canada
20. Sergey Sirotkin - 1:22.060 / Williams-Mercedes / Russia
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