Second Free F1 Practice Results Abu Dhabi F1 GP (FP2)


F1 Race Event: Abu Dhabi F1 GP
Race Track: Yas Marina Circuit

Second Free F1 Practice Results 2020 Abu Dhabi GP Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W11 – 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Friday

Weather: dry  23.7°C
Tarmac: dry  27.0°C
Humidity : 47.6%
Wind : 1.4 m/s E
Pressure: 1017.4 bar

The second practice for the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is very important. This FP2 was driven during the twilight zone. Because the weather and time will be more or less the same for tomorrow’s qualifying and Sunday’s race it’s very important learn how the cars change with the sudden temperature drop. After the sun had set the track temperature during FP2 was 10°C lower than during FP1.

Halfway the session Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheet. Bottas was 0.2s quicker with a 1:36.276 min on medium tyres. Max Verstappen was 3rd on 0.7s in the Red Bull and Sergio Perez 4th on 1.2s. Alle times were set on the medium tyres.

With 20 minutes to go both George Russell with the Williams and Kimi Raikkonen with the Alfa Romeo had engine trouble. Russell was able to drive back to the pits to get it fixed. The car seemed to have an electrical problem.

Raikkonen wasn’t that fortuned. The Alfa Romeo was already on fire before the Finnish driver was able to stop and the flames were coming out of the back. The Marshals were able to extinguish the fire but the car was heavily damaged. The Alfa Romeo mechanics will have a lot of work to do before tomorrow’s FP3. The incident also caused the session to be stopped by a red flag.

With 4 minutes to go this practice session got a green light again. All cars went out again. When Hamilton went out he had a small gear problem and had to be restarted by his team. After one lap he drove back to the garage to swap the steering wheel for the 2nd time this session.

1:36.256 min was the fastest lap time of last years FP2 in Abu Dhabi and was set by Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes.

FP2 Times Table 2020 Abu Dhabi GP

Pos No Driver Team Lap Time P1  Gap Laps Tyres
1 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:36,276 27 M (C4)
2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:36,479 0,203 29 M (C4)
3 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:37,046 0,770 29 M (C4)
4 23 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:37,263 0,987 32 S (C5)
5 4 Lando Norris McLaren 1:37,438 1,162 28 S (C5)
6 31 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:37,505 1,229 29 S (C5)
7 11 Sergio Pérez Racing Point 1:37,506 1,230 34 M (C4)
8 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:37,508 1,232 30 S (C5)
9 3 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:37,508 1,232 28 S (C5)
10 18 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:37,560 1,284 28 S (C5)
11 26 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1:37,596 1,320 31 S (C5)
12 55 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren 1:37,616 1,340 30 S (C5)
13 10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:37,900 1,624 31 S (C5)
14 7 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1:38,068 1,792 28 S (C5)
15 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:38,198 1,922 31 S (C5)
16 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:38,504 2,228 33 S (C5)
17 99 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:38,564 2,288 30 S (C5)
18 63 George Russell Mercedes 1:38,817 2,541 24 S (C5)
19 51 Pietro Fittipaldi Haas 1:39,027 2,751 24 S (C5)
20 6 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:39,132 2,856 30 S (C5)

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