Verstappen leads Red Bull 1-2 in 2nd Spa practice

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen delighted the many Dutch fans who made the trek to Spa to cheer him on to victory in the Belgium GP by turning the fastest lap in the 2nd Spa practice session Friday afternoon.

Verstappen's lap of 1m48.085s was 2/10ths up on teammate Red Bull Daniel Riccardo with Nico Hulkenberg 3rd quick.

Sebastian Vettel slotted in 4th for Ferrari ahead of Sergio Perez in the 2nd Force India. Both Force Indias are benefiting from the huge power put out by the Mercedes Power Unit.

Mercedes doesn't have as many supersofts this weekend as their rivals, and were the only team not to use them in this session so the Mercedes were down in sixth and 13th (with Hamilton 1.7s down on Verstappen)

Over long runs Red Bull also looked very competitive, while Ferrari appeared a good match for Mercedes when on the same rubber. Game on for Saturday!


1. Max Verstappen NED Red Bull-TAG 1m 48.085s
2. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull-TAG 1m 48.341s
3. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India-Mercedes 1m 48.657s
4. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 49.023s
5. Sergio Perez MEX Force India-Mercedes 1m 49.100s
6. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 49.161s
7. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 49.244s
8. Romain Grosjean FRA Haas-Ferrari 1m 49.419s
9. Jenson Button GBR McLaren-Honda 1m 49.419s
10. Esteban Gutierrez MEX Haas-Ferrari 1m 49.648s
11. Pascal Wehrlein GER Manor-Mercedes 1m 49.716s
12. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren-Honda 1m 49.772s
13. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 49.782s
14. Daniil Kvyat RUS Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 49.916s
15. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber-Ferrari 1m 50.083s
16. Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams-Mercedes 1m 50.151s
17. Felipe Massa BRZ Williams-Mercedes 1m 50.157s
18. Carlos Sainz Jr ESP Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 50.194s
19. Kevin Magnussen DEN Renault-Renault 1m 50.375s
20. Jolyon Palmer GBR Renault-Renault 1m 50.562s
21. Esteban Ocon FRA Manor-Mercedes 1m 50.659s
22. Felipe Nasr BRA Sauber-Ferrari 1m 50.719s

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