Weather: dry 30.8-30.1°C
Tarmac: dry 48.9-47.5°C
Humidity : 48.8-51.6%
Wind : 1.5 m/s NW
Pressure: 1001.8-1000.3 bar
The second practice for the Spanish Grand Prix was driven under hot weather circumstances as it was a scorching day in Catalunya. The drivers had to contend at soaring track temperatures of almost 50 degrees Celsius.
Halfway into the session both Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas topped the timesheet. Hamilton was quickest with a 1:16.883 on soft C3 tyres. Bottas was 0.287s slower. Max Verstappen was 3rd in the Red Bull (+0,821s) and his old teammate Daniel Ricciardo was 4th in the Renault. the Australian drivers was 0,985s slower than Hamilton.
The long runs of both Mercedes drivers showed they were running lap times around 1:20.300 min. At this time we also saw a surprisingly quick Romain Grosjean in the Haas on P5. 10 minutes before the end of the session he returned to the pits and told his team he lost a lot of power.
Last years quickest lap time in FP2 was a 1:17.284 min, set by Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes W10.
FP2 Times Table 2020 Spanish GP
|Pos||No||Driver||Team||Lap Time||1st Gap||Laps||Tyres|
|1||44||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1:16.883||37||S (C3)|
|2||77||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes||1:17.170||+0.287s||38||S (C3)|
|3||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:17.704||+0.821s||33||S (C3)|
|4||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Renault||1:17.868||+0.985s||34||S (C3)|
|5||8||Romain Grosjean||Haas||1:18.133||+1.250s||29||S (C3)|
|6||16||Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||1:18.147||+1.264s||35||S (C3)|
|7||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||McLaren||1:18.214||+1.331s||33||S (C3)|
|8||11||Sergio Pérez||Racing Point||1:18.293||+1.410s||39||S (C3)|
|9||31||Esteban Ocon||Renault||1:18.303||+1.420s||40||S (C3)|
|10||10||Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri||1:18.312||+1.429s||40||S (C3)|
|11||18||Lance Stroll||Racing Point||1:18.357||+1.474s||39||S (C3)|
|12||5||Sebastian Vettel||Ferrari||1:18.404||+1.521s||36||S (C3)|
|13||23||Alexander Albon||Red Bull||1:18.491||+1.608s||35||S (C3)|
|14||4||Lando Norris||McLaren||1:18.506||+1.623s||38||S (C3)|
|15||26||Daniil Kvyat||AlphaTauri||1:18.642||+1.759s||39||S (C3)|
|16||20||Kevin Magnussen||Haas||1:18.761||+1.878s||36||S (C3)|
|17||7||Kimi Räikkönen||Alfa Romeo||1:18.900||+2.017s||42||S (C3)|
|18||99||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||1:18.964||+2.081s||40||S (C3)|
|19||6||Nicholas Latifi||Williams||1:19.155||+2.272s||32||S (C3)|
|20||63||George Russell||Williams||1:19.391||+2.508s||38||S (C3)|
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