Charles Leclerc driving the Ferrari SF90 at Baku (2019)

Charles Leclerc driving the Ferrari SF90 at Baku (2019)

Event: Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Track: Baku street circuit

Weather: 18.3-16.7°C sunny & dry
Tarmac: 36.2-26.8°C dry
Humidity: 54.1%
Wind: 1.5 m//s
Pressure: 1025.6 bar

After the very short FP1 session, due to a loose man hole cover, all 320 man hole covers were checked and the street circuit was called safe again in Baku for the second free practice towards the Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix. George Russel's Williams was severely damaged by the impact with the man hole cover in FP1. His car has to almost be rebuild completely and therefor wasn't able to drive in this FP2 session.

Because the cars hardly run any laps in FP1 it was very busy on the track right away at the start off the session. Just like in FP1 the session was red flagged after 15 minutes. This time Lance Stroll had hit the barrier with the Racing Point in turn 2. He damaged the complete left front of the RP19 and had to end his FP2 after 8 laps. Because of the red flag all cars had to go to the pits and wait there until the track was clear again. It took over 10 minutes before the track was ready.

The track was still very green and we saw a lot of drivers fighting for grip and using escape roads to avoid a collisions for not making the corner. Almost every driver out braked himself or couldn't make a corner.

Ferrari dominated the session and both drivers leaded by Charles Leclerc in front of Sebastian Vettel topped the time sheet the whole session. Two/third into the session it was Toro Rosso driver who caused the second red flag of this FP2 when he hit the wall coming out of turn 7. The brake of his left front was so hot, that flames came out of his rim when he stepped out of the car.

With 17 minutes to go the track was cleared and both Ferrari's got out the pits as first. The Racing Point team worked hard to get Lance Stroll's car fixed and get going again. Stroll did get into his car, but didn't make it to the track.

In the last laps of FP2 Haas driver Kevin Magnussen and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton almost collided in turn one of the fastest turns of the track

The fastest lap time of last year was 1:42.795 driven by Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull RB14.

FP2 Lap Times 2019 Azerbaijan GP

PosNoDriverTeamLap Time1st GapLapsTyres
116Charles LeclercFerrari1:42.87228Soft
25Sebastian VettelFerrari1:43.196+0.324s28Soft
344Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:43.541+0.669s31Soft
433Max VerstappenRed Bull1:43.793+0.921s24Soft
577Valtteri BottasMercedes1:44.003+1.131s31Soft
626Daniil KvyatToro Rosso1:44.177+1.305s9Soft
755Carlos SainzMcLaren1:44.183+1.311s27Soft
823Alexander AlbonToro Rosso1:44.216+1.344s33Soft
910Pierre GaslyRed Bull1:44.240+1.368s24Soft
104Lando NorrisMcLaren1:44.295+1.423s32Soft
1120Kevin MagnussenHaas1:44.901+2.029s25Soft
1299Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1:45.366+2.494s31Soft
1311Sergio PérezRacing Point1:45.436+2.564s28Soft
147Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo1:45.482+2.610s30Soft
153Daniel RicciardoRenault1:45.483+2.611s15Soft
168Romain GrosjeanHaas1:45.618+2.746s31Soft
1727Nico HülkenbergRenault1:46.717+3.845s24Soft
1818Lance StrollRacing Point1:47.875+5.003s8Medium
1988Robert KubicaWilliams1:48.111+5.239s27Soft
2063George RussellWilliamsno time---

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One F1 fan comment on “Lap times 2nd free practice 2019 Azerbaijan F1 GP

  1. Richard Muller

    Street circuits begat crashes, which seem to multiply the more times you drive them. Since the track is not in use that often that also means low grip, unless you put down a semi-adhesive compound like NASCAR does — which would probably wear out much faster due to higher cornering G's. As is also normal with street circuits, lap times don't change that much until qualifying, and then retreat during the race.


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