Free practice 2 has finished and it is interesting how teams are developing.
Can we see a glimpse of what the season will bring? Not really, but interestingly we can see that at some teams; the pecking order hasn’t been decided yet.
Ricciardo faces a 3 place grid penalty in the race for driving too fast during the red flag period. The car sets a time delta in it’s ECU and it’s unclear if this was a driver error or a systems error. Regardless the Australian can’t seem to have any luck at his home Grand Prix.
The Australian was on a hot lap, and likely near the front of the time sheet when the red flag was issued: “I was not too disappointed,” he confesses.
“I wasn’t on the greatest lap, the race simulations were better, I was happier with it. As for the qualifying performance, I’m convinced that we can still make some adjustments to the car to improve.”
|pos||driver||team||Fastest time||distance to leader||distance to teammate|
|2||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:24.058||0.127|
|7||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1:24.721||0.790||0.663|
|11||Carlo Sainz Jr.||Renault||1:25.390||1.459|
|12||Sergio Perez||Force India||1:25.413||1.482|
|15||Esteban Ocon||Force India||1:25.888||1.957||0.475|
|16||Brendon Hartley||Torro Rosso||1:25.925||1.994|
|17||Pierre Gasly||Torro Rosso||1:25.945||2.014||0.020|