Lando Norris

F1: Norris nips Verstappen in Dutch GP Practice 2

McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris turned a lap of 1m11.330s to top the 2nd dry practice for the Dutch GP Friday afternoon.

Dutchman Max Verstappen was 2nd quick in his Red Bull Honda, just 0.023s behind the Brit. Although Norris was quickest, Verstappen’s long run pace was demoralizing to his competitors.

Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB19 on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on August 25, 2023 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool //
2nd quick Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB19 on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on August 25, 2023 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool //

Alex Albon was a solid third quick for Williams, 0.269s behind as the team, now run by James Vowles continues to improve.

Lewis Hamilton was 4th for Mercedes, while Yuki Tsunda rounded out the top-5 for AlphaTauri.

The only incident occurred in the tight hairpin. First, rookie Oscar Piastri spun into the outside barrier. Then Daniel Riccardo came upon Piastri’s disabled McLaren and the Aussie choked and crashed his AlphaTauri as well.

Ricciardo headed off to the local hospital to be checked out, with his hand needing some attention after his crash. He’s been pictured with a sling in place for support.

Several drivers went into the gravel traps and back out.

2023 Dutch GP Practice 2 Results

POS DRIVER NAT. TEAM TIME
1 Lando Norris GBR McLaren F1 Team 1m11.330s
2 Max Verstappen NED Oracle Red Bull Racing 1m11.353s
3 Alex Albon THA Williams Racing 1m11.599s
4 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1m11.638s
5 Yuki Tsunoda JPN Scuderia AlphaTauri 1m11.720s
6 Pierre Gasly FRA BWT Alpine F1 Team 1m11.766s
7 Sergio Perez MEX Oracle Bull Racing 1m11.817s
8 Lance Stroll CAN Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant 1m11.835s
9 Valtteri Bottas FIN Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake 1m11.857s
10 Fernando Alonso ESP Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant 1m11.863s
11 Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari 1m11.915s
12 Logan Sargeant USA Williams Racing 1m11.934s
13 Esteban Ocon FRA BWT Alpine F1 Team 1m12.001s
14 George Russell GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1m12.009s
15 Zhou Guanyu CHN Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake 1m12.074s
16 Carlos Sainz ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1m12.093s
17 Kevin Magnussen DEN MoneyGram Haas F1 Team 1m12.404s
18 Nico Hulkenberg GER MoneyGram Haas F1 Team 1m12.693s
19 Oscar Piastri AUS McLaren F1 Team 1m12.901s
20 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Scuderia AlphaTauri 1m13.096s
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