Weather: dry 25.6°C
Tarmac: dry 26.1°C
Humidity : 56.4%
Wind : 1.0 m/s E
Pressure: 1019.2 bar
Max Verstappen topped the timesheets In the first part of the second practice for the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix. Strangely Lewis Hamilton was slowest and 6.7s slower than the Red Bull driver.
Halfway the session Alex Albon crashed the Red Bull hard coming out of turn 15. He gone wide on the exit and had snap oversteer crash when he stayed on the throttle to get back to the track. The Thai driver crashed hard into to the barrier and caused the session to be a red flagged. The whole right side of the RB16 was wrecked by the crash. Albon could get out unhurt out and walk back to his team.
Right after the session was started again, the session was stopped almost immediately again, when a dog was running around the track.
It took Hamilton 77 minutes to get to P1 and beat Verstappen's time. He drove a 1:28.971 min with 13 minutes to go. At that point he had a gap to Verstappen's time of 0.347s. The big difference is that Verstappen did his lap on the slower medium tyre, while Hamilton used the softs, which makes quite a big difference on the very smooth and sandy track in the desert.
As expected Albon didn't return to the track anymore. The crash is bad news for his F1 future and the Red Bull team will not be pleased with the damage that his error caused.
The fastest lap time last year was a 1:28.846 min clocked by Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari SF90.
FP2 Times Table 2020 Bahrain GP
|Pos||No||Driver||Team||Lap Time||1st Gap||Laps||Tyres|
|1||44||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1:28.971||28||S (C4)|
|2||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:29.318||+0.347s||34||M (C3)|
|3||77||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes||1:29.336||+0.365s||30||S (C4)|
|4||11||Sergio Pérez||Racing Point||1:29.403||+0.432s||32||S (C4)|
|5||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Renault||1:29.462||+0.491s||27||S (C4)|
|6||10||Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri||1:29.551||+0.580s||35||S (C4)|
|7||4||Lando Norris||McLaren||1:29.841||+0.870s||30||S (C4)|
|8||18||Lance Stroll||Racing Point||1:29.871||+0.900s||32||S (C4)|
|9||26||Daniil Kvyat||AlphaTauri||1:29.900||+0.929s||34||M (C3)|
|10||23||Alexander Albon||Red Bull||1:30.014||+1.043s||17||M (C3)|
|11||31||Esteban Ocon||Renault||1:30.085||+1.114s||30||S (C4)|
|12||5||Sebastian Vettel||Ferrari||1:30.110||+1.139s||35||S (C4)|
|13||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||McLaren||1:30.271||+1.300s||33||M (C3)|
|14||16||Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||1:30.407||+1.436s||30||S (C4)|
|15||99||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||1:30.627||+1.656s||33||S (C4)|
|16||20||Kevin Magnussen||Haas||1:30.849||+1.878s||27||M (C3)|
|17||7||Kimi Räikkönen||Alfa Romeo||1:30.928||+1.957s||34||M (C3)|
|18||6||Nicholas Latifi||Williams||1:30.973||+2.002s||32||S (C4)|
|19||8||Romain Grosjean||Haas||1:31.119||+2.148s||28||M (C3)|
|20||63||George Russell||Williams||1:31.636||+2.665s||29||S (C4)|
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