Scuderia Ferrari ended on top of a practice timesheet for the first time this season, although in truth it is rather a false dawn given the rain that lashed the Hungaroring circuit on Friday afternoon.
Sebastian Vettel delivered the goods in FP2 ith the fastest overall time, just over a quarter of a second clear of current championship leader Valtteri Bottas’ Mercedes-AMG.
With few laps posted as the teams opted not to risk too much mileage of potential damage, Vettel and Bottas were comfortably clear of McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr., who finished the session third-fastest ahead of the two Racing Points of Lance Stroll and Sergio Pérez.
Sixth-fastest was AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly, who set about trying to make up for lost time after failing to get out of the pit lane in FP1. The Frenchman managed a total of seven laps in the session before returning to the pits complaining of a burning smell in his Honda-powered AT01.
Only thirteen drivers posted a lap time during the 90-minute session. The likes of FP1 pacesetter Lewis Hamilton opted not to do any more than a single installation lap before returning to the pits, which was a similar strategy undertaken by the likes of Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon and Alexander Albon.
|FORMULA 1 ARAMCO MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2020 – FREE PRACTICE SESSION 2|
|Driver||Team / Entry||Time||Gap||Laps|
|1.||Sebastian Vettel||Scuderia Ferrari SF1000||1:40.464||12|
|2.||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes-AMG F1 Team W11||1:40.736||+ 0.272||5|
|3.||Carlos Sainz Jr.||McLaren F1 Team MCL35||1:41.784||+ 1.320||6|
|4.||Lance Stroll||Racing Point F1 Team RP20||1:42.380||+ 1.916||6|
|5.||Sergio Pérez||Racing Point F1 Team RP20||1:42.470||+ 2.006||5|
|6.||Pierre Gasly||Scuderia AlfaTauri AT01||1:42.588||+ 2.124||7|
|7.||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing RB16||1:42.820||+ 2.356||4|
|8.||Romain Grosjean||Haas F1 Team VF-20||1:43.335||+ 2.871||6|
|9.||Kimi Räikkönen||Alfa Romeo Racing C39||1:43.471||+ 3.007||16|
|10.||Charles Leclerc||Scuderia Ferrari SF1000||1:43.725||+ 3.261||10|
|11.||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo Racing C39||1:44.411||+ 3.947||9|
|12.||Lando Norris||McLaren F1 Team MCL35||1:46.000||+ 5.536||5|
|13.||Daniil Kvyat||Scuderia AlfaTauri AT01||1:47.422||+ 6.958||7|
|14.||Esteban Ocon||Renault F1 Team R.S.20||no time||1|
|15.||Daniel Ricciardo||Renault F1 Team R.S.20||no time||1|
|16.||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes-AMG F1 Team W11||no time||1|
|17.||Nicholas Latifi||Williams Racing FW43||no time||2|
|18.||George Russell||Williams Racing FW43||no time||2|
|19.||Alexander Albon||Red Bull Racing RB16||no time||3|
|20.||Kevin Magnussen||Haas F1 Team VF-20||no time||1|
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