2017 F1 British Grand Prix: Bottas continues his dominance in FP2

Bottas leads again after Free Practice 2 at the 2017 Formula 1 British Grand Prix ahead of his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Using super softs, Valterri Bottas managed to set the fastest time of 1 minute 28.496 seconds around Silverstone, 0.047 seconds ahead of his teammate Hamilton who had a bit of an off roading adventure at Chapel. Raikkonen was third fastest with a fair bit of the margin to the Silver Arrows ahead of his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Red Bulls were down in 5th and 6th with the Dutchman Verstappen leading Ricciardo. Hulkenberg managed to improve tremendously to jump to 7th from 17th. His teammate Palmer still only managed to hold onto his old position of 18th in FP1. Massa was 8th fastest followed by Alonso in 9th. Esteban Ocon took the 10th fastest position.

Raikkonen also had a spot of off roading at Becketts but managed to got going again. Massa and Verstappen had a slight coming in together but nothing major came out of it with both drivers continuing their long runs. Palmer and Sainz also had spins during their runs but the cars have managed to keep their body work intact. Sainz though had damage to his under body and spend a considerable bit of time in the pits before rejoining the action.

There wasn’t any of the sun that greeted the drivers on Wednesday as they had their fun outing on Sunday in central London as conditions were cold and cloudy. Bottas though still managed to keep his head up despite a penalty coming his way.

2017 British Grand Prix Free Practice 2 Standings

Pos. Driver Chassis Engine Laps Time Gap
1 finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 31 1’28.496
2 united_kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 35 1’28.543 0.047
3 finland Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari Ferrari 36 1’28.828 0.332
4 germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 36 1’28.956 0.460
5 netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull TAG 32 1’29.098 0.602
6 australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull TAG 35 1’29.586 1.090
7 germany Nico Hulkenberg Renault Renault 37 1’29.936 1.440
8 brazil Felipe Massa Williams Mercedes 36 1’30.006 1.510
9 spain Fernando Alonso McLaren Honda 28 1’30.238 1.742
10 france Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 42 1’30.383 1.887
11 spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso Renault 26 1’30.555 2.059
12 russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso Renault 34 1’30.562 2.066
13 mexico Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 43 1’30.624 2.128
14 france Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 33 1’30.661 2.165
15 canada Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 37 1’30.695 2.199
16 belgium Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Honda 31 1’30.782 2.286
17 denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 33 1’30.835 2.339
18 united_kingdom Jolyon Palmer Renault Renault 25 1’30.879 2.383
19 sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari 27 1’31.616 3.120
20 germany Pascal Wehrlein Sauber Ferrari 30 1’31.929 3.433

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