FP2: Ferrari still ahead as Leclerc goes fastest

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Belgium, Circuit De Spa-Francorchampsbe

Ferrari continued to enjoy a sizable advantage during the second practice session at Spa-Francorchamps, though this time it was Charles Leclerc who emerged fastest, ahead of team mate Sebastian Vettel.

It wouldn't be exaggerating to say that Leclerc dominated the session, as after completing 28 laps, he proved to be 0.630s faster than his teammate, and another two tenths extra on the Mercedes duo who ended up in third and fourth.

The surprise fifth in FP2 was Sergio Perez, who has already enjoyed considerable success at previous races in Spa. The Mexican put his Racing Point RP19 ahead of Verstappen and Raikkonen, as well as team mate Lance Stroll, who had had the upper hand in the morning session.

Daniel Ricciardo was once again the fastest Renault driver in 9th, followed by Albon who ensured both Red Bull RB15 s to be in the top 10.

Results

Pos.No.DriverCarTimeGapLaps
116Charles LeclercFerrari1:44.123-28
25Sebastian VettelFerrari1:44.753+0.630s30
377Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG1:44.969+0.846s28
444Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:45.015+0.892s26
511Sergio PerezRacing Point BWT Mercedes1:45.117+0.994s25
633Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda1:45.394+1.271s20
77Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari1:45.708+1.585s25
818Lance StrollRacing Point BWT Mercedes1:45.732+1.609s21
93Daniel RicciardoRenault1:45.735+1.612s26
1023Alexander AlbonRed Bull Racing Honda1:45.771+1.648s21
1155Carlos SainzMcLaren Renault1:45.999+1.876s28
128Romain GrosjeanHaas Ferrari1:46.120+1.997s21
1327Nico HulkenbergRenault1:46.209+2.086s26
1426Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso Honda1:46.214+2.091s24
154Lando NorrisMcLaren Renault1:46.258+2.135s29
1699Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari1:46.328+2.205s24
1710Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso Honda1:46.374+2.251s28
1820Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari1:46.399+2.276s21
1963George RussellWilliams Mercedes1:47.887+3.764s30
2088Robert KubicaWilliams Mercedes1:48.331+4.208s32