F1 Race Event: Bahrain F1 GP
Race Track: Bahrain International Circuit

Lewis Hamilton during FP in Bahrain

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

PosNoDriverTeamLap Time1st GapLapsTyres
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:28.97128S (C4)
233Max VerstappenRed Bull1:29.318+0.347s34M (C3)
377Valtteri BottasMercedes1:29.336+0.365s30S (C4)
411Sergio PérezRacing Point1:29.403+0.432s32S (C4)
53Daniel RicciardoRenault1:29.462+0.491s27S (C4)
610Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri1:29.551+0.580s35S (C4)
74Lando NorrisMcLaren1:29.841+0.870s30S (C4)
818Lance StrollRacing Point1:29.871+0.900s32S (C4)
926Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri1:29.900+0.929s34M (C3)
1023Alexander AlbonRed Bull1:30.014+1.043s17M (C3)
1131Esteban OconRenault1:30.085+1.114s30S (C4)
125Sebastian VettelFerrari1:30.110+1.139s35S (C4)
1355Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren1:30.271+1.300s33M (C3)
1416Charles LeclercFerrari1:30.407+1.436s30S (C4)
1599Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1:30.627+1.656s33S (C4)
1620Kevin MagnussenHaas1:30.849+1.878s27M (C3)
177Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo1:30.928+1.957s34M (C3)
186Nicholas LatifiWilliams1:30.973+2.002s32S (C4)
198Romain GrosjeanHaas1:31.119+2.148s28M (C3)
2063George RussellWilliams1:31.636+2.665s29S (C4)


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One F1 fan comment on “Second Free F1 Practice Results 2020 Bahrain GP

  1. James

    Time to replace the McLaren driver race engineers, they have consistently failed with all of their drivers over the past too many years to mention, if Riccardo is to have any chance next year it’s needs people who can really motivate... big fan of your work said Sainz race engineer last week, he was in 9th place, seriously !! ... time for McLaren to replace the underwhelming race engineers to give Riccardo any chance next year.

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