British GP: Lando Norris maintains perfect form to lead McLaren 1-2 in FP2

British GP: Lando Norris maintains perfect form to lead McLaren 1-2 in FP2

Lando Norris maintained his perfect form to set the fastest time again in second practice for the British Grand Prix ahead of his McLaren teammate Oscar Piastri.

McLaren’s Lando Norris dominated Friday’s practice for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, pipping his team mate Oscar Piastri to the top spot in FP2 with a time of 1:26.549s, over three tenths quicker than the rest of the field.

Sergio Perez displayed a much more promising performance in the second practice, setting the third-quickest lap on Pirelli’s C3 compounds.

His Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen was quickest on the mediums after the first runs, but he ended up only seventh over six tenths adrift. However, it is worth noting that the championship leader completed his fastest lap much earlier than his rivals.

Haas driver Nico Hulkenberg delivered a shock result by ending the day in P4. The German was only four tenths of a second adrift of Norris’ benchmark time. His team-mate Kevin Magnussen brought up the rear of the field after he sat out the opening practice.

Behind the German driver, the field was extremely closely matched once again. Charles Leclerc claimed P5, from Lewis Hamilton in P6, Verstappen in P7 Sainz in P8 and Stroll in P9, with the Mercedes of George Russell rounding out the top-10.

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso looked a bit slower then Stroll again as he just missed out in P11, as did the Kick Sauber of Valtteri Bottas in P12.

Williams appear to be stronger than at Barcelona where the Grove-based outfit struggled in the high-speed coners. Home hero Alexander Albon took 13th while his team-mate Logan Sargeant ended the day in P17.

Alpine was very competitive at Barcelona and Spielberg, but they now look slightly less competitive. Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon set the 14th and 15th quickest lap time in the 60-minute practice.

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RB was off the pace once again with Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo languishing down in P16 and P19 respectively.

2024 F1 British Grand Prix Free Practice 2 Results

1Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m26.549s
2Oscar PiastriAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m26.880s
3Sergio PerezGBROracle Red Bull Racing1m26.983s
4Nico HulkenbergGERMoneyGram Haas F1 Team1m26.990s
5Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari1m27.150s
6Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1m27.202s
7Max VerstappenNEDOracle Red Bull Racing1m27.233s
8Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari1m27.249s
9Lance StrollCANAston Martin Aramco F1 Team1m27.274s
10George RussellGBRMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1m27.294s
11Fernando AlonsoESPAston Martin Aramco F1 Team1m27.372s
12Valtteri BottasFINStake F1 Team Kick Sauber1m27.381s
13Alex AlbonTHAWilliams Racing1m27.645s
14Pierre GaslyFRABWT Alpine F1 Team1m27.732s
15Esteban OconFRABWT Alpine F1 Team1m27.743s
16Yuki TsunodaJPNVisa Cash App RB F1 Team1m27.745s
17Logan SargeantUSAWilliams Racing1m27.809s
18Zhou GuanyuCHNStake F1 Team Kick Sauber1m27.813s
19Daniel RicciardoAUSVisa Cash App RB F1 Team1m27.916s
20Kevin MagnussenDENMoneyGram Haas F1 Team1m28.122s

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