FP2: Vettel tops Mercedes duo

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Great-Britain, Silverstone Circuitgb

Sebastian Vettel sent out an alert to Mercedes that the weekend won't be as easy as they had hoped. The Ferrari driver topped the Mercedes duo while Kimi Raikkonen sandwished them by setting the fourth fastest time.

Daniel Ricciardo ended up fifth fastest, and became the only Red Bull in the top 10 as Max Verstappen crashed out on only his second lap. A brief moment of oversteer sent the Dutchman into the barrier, causing enough damage to the right rear suspension to prevent any further running for him.

Similarly to Red Bull, McLaren also saw its drivers have very mixed fortunes. On the back of a low key FP1, Fernando Alonso found some respectable pace in his McLaren to go sixth fastest. This left Stoffel Vandoorne wondering about what might be, as the Belgian continued to complain about various car issues.

Renault's Nico Hulkenberg was 7th fastest, less than a tenth down on Alonso. The Force India duo led by Esteban Ocon completed the top 10.

Results

Pos.No.DriverCarTimeGapLaps
15Sebastian VettelFerrari1:27.552-36
244Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:27.739+0.187s32
377Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG1:27.909+0.357s30
47Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:28.045+0.493s34
53Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer1:28.408+0.856s31
614Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Renault1:29.306+1.754s31
727Nico HulkenbergRenault1:29.354+1.802s35
831Esteban OconForce India Mercedes1:29.467+1.915s33
911Sergio PerezForce India Mercedes1:29.522+1.970s32
1016Charles LeclercSauber Ferrari1:29.557+2.005s30
1155Carlos SainzRenault1:29.563+2.011s36
1220Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari1:29.617+2.065s33
1310Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso Honda1:29.831+2.279s16
149Marcus EricssonSauber Ferrari1:30.046+2.494s32
1518Lance StrollWilliams Mercedes1:30.069+2.517s34
1635Sergey SirotkinWilliams Mercedes1:30.103+2.551s36
172Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Renault1:30.121+2.569s31
1828Brendon HartleyScuderia Toro Rosso Honda1:30.404+2.852s36
1933Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing TAG Heuer--2