Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton has kept leadership in the second free practice of Grand Prix of Australia, the first stage of the season 2017.
Three-time world champion surpassed almost half a second on his morning time, pointing to 1.23 Ultrasoft,620, and again was out of reach for his pursuers, the nearest of which at this time was Sebastian Vettel. The Ferrari pilot lost the leader 0,547 seconds ahead of only 0,009 seconds other representative of the ‘Silver arrows’ of Valtteri Bottas.
Fourth place in the session went to partner Vettel at the command of Kimi Raikkonen, while both drivers Red Bull Racing’s Daniel ricciardo and Max Verstappen was more than one second away from Hamilton.
Best of the rest was the pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz, behind which is situated Romain Grosjean, Nico Hulkenberg and Russian Daniil Kvyat, shutting the top ten.
If the first exercise was quite easy, the second part was full of incidents. In the last corner the car broke Jolyon Palmer, Felipe Massa stopped on the track due to technical problems, and Marcus Ericsson took off in the gravel a few minutes before the checkered flag. Also outside the track went Grosjean, Bottas, Quat. Verstappen at the departure of a high-speed 12-m turn has damaged the bottom of the car RB13 and after this, the track never returned.
Live text commentary from the second training the Grand Prix of Australia with pictures and videos you can view on our website.
|4.||Kimi Raikkonen||Ferrari||1.24,525||+Of 0.905||30|
|5.||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-TAG Heuer||1.24,650||+1,030||27|
|6.||Max Verstappen||Red Bull-TAG Heuer||1.25,013||+1,393||8|
|7.||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso-Renault||1.25,084||+1,464||34|
|10.||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso-Renault||1.25,493||+1,873||39|
|11.||Sergio Perez||Force India-Mercedes||1.25,591||+1,971||35|
|13.||Esteban Windows||Force India-Mercedes||1.26,145||+2,525||37|
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