Lap times 2nd practice 2018 Chinese F1 Grand Prix

Carlos Sainz Jr Renault RS18
Chinese Grand Prix 2018

Event: Chinese Grand Prix
Track: Shanghai International Circuit
Weather: Dry to wet, 18 ºC
Tarmac: dry to wet, 20ºC

The second practice started dry and both Haas drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen were the first to go out. All other drivers except Stoffel Vandoorne, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen also got out of their garage to get some quick lap times on the time sheet.

After 9 minutes in the session Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen was called back into garage by his team to check software problem on the SF71H. Lewis Hamilton was again showing a solid performance in the Mercedes and topped the time sheet almost the whole session.

After his last pit stop McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne had to stop his car, because a wheel wasn't fitted properly and caused a yellow flag and the FIA started an investigation on this "unsafe release".

All drivers tried out the superfast new purple Ultra soft Pirelli tyres, but nobody was able come close to the 14 years old lap record of Michael Schumacher of 1:32.238 min, set in 2004.

After 1:18 hours into the session Verstappen told his team that it started to drizzel. Later on this drizzel turned into rain and Alonso, Perez, Ocon, Ericsson and Hartley tried out the intermediate tyre.

The drivers of the top 3 teams drove very similar lap times. The lap time differences between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull are very small and according this practice session the race looks very promising.

2nd practice results 2018 Chinese GP

PosNoDriverTeamLap Time1st GapLapsTyres
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:33,48226ultra S
27Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:33,4890,00726ultra S
377Valtteri BottasMercedes1:33,5150,03327ultra S
45Sebastian VettelFerrari1:33,5900,10827ultra S
533Max VerstappenRed Bull1:33,8230,34126ultra S
627Nico HülkenbergRenault1:34,3130,83130ultra S
720Kevin MagnussenHaas1:34,4580,97626ultra S
855Carlos SainzRenault1:34,4730,99128ultra S
93Daniel RicciardoRed Bull1:34,5571,07526ultra S
1014Fernando AlonsoMcLaren1:34,6321,15023ultra S
1111Sergio PérezForce India1:34,7921,31030ultra S
1210Pierre GaslyToro Rosso1:34,8491,36733ultra S
1331Esteban OconForce India1:34,8741,39230ultra S
142Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1:35,1631,68122ultra S
1528Brendon HartleyToro Rosso1:35,3331,85137ultra S
1635Sergey SirotkinWilliams1:35,3401,85831ultra S
179Marcus EricssonSauber1:35,6242,14229ultra S
1816Charles LeclercSauber1:35,9162,43426ultra S
198Romain GrosjeanHaas1:36,4712,98926soft
2018Lance StrollWilliams1:37,1473,66519ultra S


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One F1 fan comment on “Lap times 2nd practice 2018 Chinese F1 Grand Prix

  1. Frank

    I watched fp2 at 2:00 am my time and was very disappointed because there was so little video of the cars. I triple checked the time because I thought it was an other F1 program. The talking heads, homers all constantly made excuses why the "obviously" superior Mercs, that is Hamilton, aren't beating Ferrari. They mentioned HAM Q3 lap in Bahrain as the gold standard instead of acknowledgement of Ferrari finishing the last two races fastest. Ferraris are the fastest cars today.

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