Event: Hungarian Grand Prix
Track: Hungaroring

Second Free F1 Practice Results 2021 Hungarian F1 GP (FP2)

Valtteri Bottas driving the Mercedes during 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix, Friday practice

Weather: dry  32.0°C
Tarmac: dry  62.1-58.4°C
Humidity : 50.8%
Wind : 0.6 m/s SE
Pressure: 1009.8 bar

The first to enter the scorching hot tarmac was Carlos Sainz with the Ferrari on hard tyres. His teammate Charles Leclerc used a set of mediums but wasn't quickest after 5 minutes into the session. This spot was claimed by Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, who was over 1 sec. quicker than Fernando Alonso in the Alpine who also beat Lelcerc and was 3rd quickest at that moment. All drivers were on the medium tyres.

Max Verstappen who got out as one of the last on the medium tyres couldn't beat Bottas' time right away. The Dutchman was even 0.2s slower than the quickest lap time of the Finnish driver and split both Mercedes drivers by being second fastest. Sergio Perez did what was expected from him in the Red Bull by being 4th quickest on 0.595s behind Bottas who still was quickest with a 1:18.376 after 10 minutes.

Best of the rest at that moment 13 minutes into the session was Esteban Ocon with the Alpine on medium tyres and 0.8s. Hamilton made it to P1 with 45 minutes to go. He clocked a 1:18.140 min.

With 35 minutes to go Hamilton used a set of soft tyres to try and get the most out of the Mercedes. His teammate Bottas followed the same strategy. Bottas ended up as quickest with a 1:17.012 min. Hamilton was only 0.027s slower. Max Verstappen couldn't beat the Mercedes drivers and was complaining about understeer on the radio and had to settle for P3 (+0.298s).

In the second part of the sesson the teams did a lot of race simulation work and the leaderboard didn't change much.

AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda who crashed in FP1 wasn't able to drive any laps until a few minutes before the end the session. The AlphaTauri mechanics almost needed the complete session to get the car ready.

The quickest lap time of last year's FP2 on Hungaroring was 1:40.464 min, driven by Sebastian Vettel with the Ferrari in the wet.

FP2 Times Table 2021 Hungarian GP

P No Driver Team Lap Time Laps Tyres
1 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:17,012 29 🔴S (C4)
2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:17,039 27 🔴S (C4)
3 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:17,310 24 🔴S (C4)
4 31 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:17,759 29 🔴S (C4)
5 11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1:17,824 23 🔴S (C4)
6 10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:18,113 31 🔴S (C4)
7 14 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1:18,169 27 🔴S (C4)
8 5 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:18,228 31 🔴S (C4)
9 4 Lando Norris McLaren 1:18,313 25 🔴S (C4)
10 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:18,320 30 🔴S (C4)
11 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:18,370 30 🔴S (C4)
12 55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:18,441 32 🔴S (C4)
13 3 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1:18,737 26 🔴S (C4)
14 7 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1:19,277 21 🔴S (C4)
15 63 George Russell Williams 1:19,292 29 🔴S (C4)
16 6 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:19,479 30 🔴S (C4)
17 22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:19,671 3 🔴S (C4)
18 47 Mick Schumacher Haas 1:19,817 29 🔴S (C4)
19 99 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:20,186 28 🔴S (C4)
20 9 Nikita Mazepin Haas 1:21,881 28 🟡M (C3)

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