Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team continued to dominate the Tuscan Grand Prix weekend as Valtteri Bottas topped the second Friday practice, after gaining the top stop in the first session of the day; Team-mate Lewis Hamilton come through in second.
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing challenged at times but could only manage to finish on the second row as Max Verstappen put his car third, and Alexander Albon came through in fourth. Renault DP World F1 team duo Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon finished fifth and sixth respectively.
Sergio Pérez could be in trouble after colliding with Kimi Räikkönen. Pérez came out of the pit lane and went into the side of Räikkönen’s car. The incident will be investigated after the practice. Pérez ended the session in seventh with Räikkönen in ninth. Pérez’s team-mate Lance Stroll finished in eleventh.
Pierre Gasly wasn’t as strong as his first session but still got eighth with his team-mate Daniil Kyvat coming in fifteenth.
Scuderia Ferrari’s session wasn’t without its problems, Charles Leclerc suffered a spin coming out of Turn 12 when on a flying lap and the Sebastian Vettel’s car come grinding to a halt with engine problems at the end. The duo finished tenth and twelfth respectively.
Lando Norris had an unfortunate session as his car went spinning off in Sector 1 after coming into contact with some gravel on a fast corner. His McLaren went into the wall and lost the nose, causing the session to be red-flagged. He wasn’t able to resume the session but finished with a time good enough for fourteenth place. His team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr. came in thirteenth.
Romain Grosjean’s car had issues during a flying lap but was able to bring it back to the pits. It is believed to be a wiring loom issue. He wasn’t able to continue the session and finished last in twentieth.
Elsewhere, Williams Racing duo George Russell and Nicholas Latifi finished sixteenth and eighteenth. Finishing off the grid was Antonio Giovinazzi in seventeenth and Kevin Magnussen in nineteenth.
|1||77||Valtteri Bottas||FIN||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team||1:16.989||28|
|2||44||Lewis Hamilton||GBR||Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team||1:17.196||+0.207s||29|
|3||33||Max Verstappen||NED||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||1:17.235||+0.246s||25|
|4||23||Alexander Albon||THA||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||1:17.971||+0.982s||28|
|5||3||Daniel Ricciardo||AUS||Renault DP World F1 Team||1:18.039||+1.050s||32|
|6||31||Esteban Ocon||FRA||Renault DP World F1 Team||1:18.115||+1.126s||29|
|7||11||Sergio Pérez||MEX||BWT Racing Point Formula One Team||1:18.198||+1.209s||34|
|8||10||Pierre Gasly||FRA||Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda||1:18.244||+1.255s||30|
|9||7||Kimi Räikkönen||FIN||Alfa Romeo Racing||1:18.385||+1.396s||38|
|10||16||Charles Leclerc||MON||Scuderia Ferrari||1:18.400||+1.411s||27|
|11||18||Lance Stroll||CAN||BWT Racing Point Formula One Team||1:18.462||+1.473s||37|
|12||5||Sebastian Vettel||GER||Scuderia Ferrari||1:18.498||+1.509s||39|
|13||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||ESP||McLaren F1 Team||1:18.651||+1.662s||32|
|14||4||Lando Norris||GBR||McLaren F1 Team||1:18.658||+1.669s||9|
|15||26||Daniil Kvyat||RUS||Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda||1:18.736||+1.747s||33|
|16||63||George Russell||GBR||Williams Racing||1:18.843||+1.854s||33|
|17||99||Antonio Giovinazzi||ITA||Alfa Romeo Racing||1:18.944||+1.955s||35|
|18||6||Nicholas Latifi||CAN||Williams Racing||1:18.983||+1.994s||31|
|19||20||Kevin Magnussen||DEN||Haas F1 Team||1:19.113||+2.124s||32|
|20||8||Romain Grosjean||FRA||Haas F1 Team||1:19.257||+2.268s||5|