2020 Zakir Grand Prix FP2 Report and Features

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George Russell continued his Mercedes debut at the Zakir Grand Prix, which led to his second straight session on Friday at Free Train 2 as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished second again, ahead of Racing Point of Sergio Perez.

It was harder for any driver to get a clean lap around the Bahrain International Circuit Outer Track, which is just 0.2 km long and 3.5 km longer than Monaco. But when the qualifying simulations are over, it’s Russell, As in FP1, Headed the time sheets on the lap of 54.713 – two tenths slower than he had managed in the opening session of the weekend.

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Valteri could not go into the podas One-third of his team on FP1 – And on paper, his FP2 performance was even worse, Finn ends up on P11, and didn’t see the short circuit configuration completely around.

But if his two qualifying simulation breaks the track limits at Turn 8 on the lap, stops or removes them, Bodas will be confident of turning the situation around on Saturday, setting the B11 time on the hardest tires at the start of that session.

1


George
Russell
RUS
Mercedes

54.713

2


Max
Verstappen
See
Red Bull Racing

+ 0.128 s

3


Sergio
Perez
PER
Racing Point

+ 0.153 V

4


Stephen
Okan
Empty
Renault

+ 0.227 V

5


Alexander
Alban
White
Red Bull Racing

+ 0.323 s

After Russell, Verstappen was also 0.128 behind, with both the Dutchman and his fifth-placed Red Bull team-mate Alex Alban complaining that they were low on their RB16s. Perez finished third in Verstappen’s 0.025 seconds, while Stephen O’Connor put him in the strong lap of the P4, saying Renault had a better time this weekend with the low downforce force set-up needed.

In fifth place came Albany, followed by Daniel Quiet’s album, a First day for Russia and his team He saw his progress with Second Racing Point of Lance Stroll and Daniel Ricciardo’s Second Renault, Pierre Casley and Carlos Science’s leading McLaren – he complained of losing synchronization in his gears with his long simulation – in P9 and P10, some flying string In the final moments Casley experienced a fear.

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After Pottas ’11th minute, Kimi Raikkonen was 12th behind his Alfa Romeo teammate Antonio Giovanni – two Ferrari-powered cars, temporarily able to see Vincio Giuseppe’s Giuseppe’ Was 14th than.

Meanwhile, Friday night was a session to forget Ferrari. Sebastian Vettel finished 16th, Rotate initially at turn 2, Then rotated dramatically again in front of Magnusson on Turn 5 on his first flying lap in qualified simulations, and then before running wide in another. At least his car was working with the team mate Charles Leklerk suffers from drive shaft problem In two laps, after failing to set a time.

2020 Zakir Grand Prix FP2: The cut spins in Turn 2

Meanwhile, Lando Norris also had problems, running over an obstacle and initially damaging his base, forcing his McLaren team to repair it, before he had a problem sending him back into the pits. Britain, who finished fourth at the Bahrain Grand Prix five days ago, finished P17, ahead of two F1 debutants, Hossin Pietro Fittibalti and Williams’ Jack Aitken. Their noses are clean in FP2, When time was short, the unlucky Leklerk circled the field.

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So, from George Russell to Mercedes this is an early start competitor. But with Red Bull being close to the Silver Arrows, Bodos has yet to show its true speed, and FB2 has given us a sense of what a frenzied qualification would be, so much more to play in Bahrain.

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