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Ferrari one-two in FP2 with Red Bull far behind at Zandvoort

In the midst of all the mess caused by the announcement of the Contract Recognition Board, which gave the reason to McLaren and took it away from Alpine in the Oscar Piastri case, the single-seaters of the highest category of motorsport started the second and last session Free practice on Friday at Zandvoort delayed by 15 minutes as planned.

At the end of the 60-minute FP2 of the 2022 Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc led the Ferrari one-two with a best time of 1:12.345, just 0.004 seconds quicker than his team-mate Carlos Sainz.

Lewis Hamilton, at 0.072s, completed the top three. Behind, Lando Norris managed to register the fourth best mark, which helped him finish ahead of the other Mercedes, George Russell’s, and a surprising Lance Stroll.

Fernando Alonso took the seventh fastest time on Friday in Dutch territory, just ahead of the local hero, a Max Verstappen who was surprisingly far from the top positions, after suffering a breakdown that left him out of Free Practice 1.

Esteban Ocon and Daniel Ricciardo, who suffered a breakdown in his car, completed the top ten positions in the second practice session in Zandvoort, leaving out renowned drivers such as Sergio Pérez, from whom much more was expected on Friday .

Yuki Tsunoda brought out the only red flag of the session with around ten minutes remaining in Free Practice 2. The Japanese lost control of his car and ended up in one of the loopholes on the track, jamming his AlphaTauri in the gravel.

FP2 Results, Free Practice 2 of the Dutch GP 2022 F1

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Cla Pilot laps Weather Difference Interval Km/h
1 MonacoCharles Leclerc 27 1’12.345     211.934
two Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 30 1’12,349 0.004 0.004 211,922
3 United KingdomLewis Hamilton 21 1’12.417 0.072 0.068 211.723
4 United KingdomLando Norris 24 1’12.448 0.103 0.031 211.633
5 United KingdomGeorge Russell 27 1’12.655 0.310 0.207 211.030
6 CanadaLance Stroll 28 1’12.746 0.401 0.091 210.766
7 SpainFernando Alonso 25 1’12.848 0.503 0.102 210.471
8 NetherlandsMax Verstappen 22 1’13.042 0.697 0.194 209.912
9 FranceEsteban Ocon 27 1’13.305 0.960 0.263 209.158
10 AustraliaDaniel Ricciardo 10 1’13.362 1.017 0.057 208.996
Alex Albon, Williams FW44

Alex Albon, Williams FW44

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Carlos SainzFerrari F1-75

Carlos Sainz, Ferrari F1-75

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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75

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Esteban Ocon, Alpine A522

Esteban Ocon, Alpine A522

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George Russell, Mercedes W13

George Russell, Mercedes W13

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George Russell, Mercedes W13

George Russell, Mercedes W13

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Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR22

Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR22

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL36

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL36

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL36

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL36

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

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Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-22

Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-22

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Nicholas Latifi, Williams FW44

Nicholas Latifi, Williams FW44

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Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT03

Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT03

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Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT03

Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT03

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Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR22

Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR22

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Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB18

Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB18

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Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB18

Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB18

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Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB18

Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB18

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Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB18, Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03

Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB18, Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03

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Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03

Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03

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Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo C42

Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo C42

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Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03

Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03

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Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42

Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo C42

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13, Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75, Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR22

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13, Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75, Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR22

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Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-22

Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-22

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Nicholas Latifi, Williams FW44

Nicholas Latifi, Williams FW44

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Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR22

Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR22

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Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR22

Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin AMR22

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F1 Dutch GP 2022 FP2 Recap Free Practice 2

The second free practice session of the Dutch Grand Prix was started after a 15-minute delay and with the news of the resolution of the Oscar Piastri case, who will finally drive for McLaren from 2023.

From the beginning, all the drivers, with the exception of Pierre Gasly, took to the Zandvoort tarmac, the vast majority of them on medium tyres. However, Verstappen, on the softs, quickly moved into first place with a 1m13.465s.

Behind, the Ferraris were placed closing the first three positions, with Carlos Sainz less than a tenth of the Dutch driver. The Mercedes, who had led the first practice session, were positioned fourth and sixth, separated by Norris.

Meanwhile, Alonso was the only one who bet on the harder compound and saw how he could not get past tenth position after one of the Mercedes frustrated one of his fastest laps at the beginning of the session.

Close to completing the ten laps , all drivers returned to their garages with the first part of the race simulation program complete, leaving the Dutch track in absolute silence.

At that moment, Sainz had climbed to first place thanks to his 1:13.412, just ahead of his teammate, a Leclerc who was only 0.025 seconds behind, both drivers with mediums.

Alex Albon was the first to break the silence with 40 minutes remaining on the Free Practice 2 stopwatch, although his loneliness in Zandvoort was rather short-lived.

The Spanish Ferrari driver further improved his time, dropping to 1:12.349 on soft. Verstappen was unable to match his time and fell behind 0.693 seconds, just above the 1:13 barrier.

Alonso climbed to second position with a 1:12.848, being the second driver who dropped to 1:12. Although that second place did not last long, since Russell improved the Spanish’s time by almost two tenths. His teammate, Hamilton, improved even more and was just 0.068s behind Sainz, all on the softs.

A few minutes later, Norris at the wheel of his McLaren split the two McLarens with a 1m12.448s that put him in third position. In turn, Leclerc did the same and climbed to first position thanks to his 1:12.345, 0.004s faster than Sainz.

Once this kind of shorter run with the red tire was over, all the drivers returned to the pits to make some adjustments before returning to the track to continue working on the long runs, key for Sunday’s race.

The session went normally for almost all the drivers, with the exception of Daniel Ricciardo who had to end FP2 early due to a hydraulic leak in his McLaren.

At the back of the time table, Valtteri Bottas, Kevin Magnussen and Nicholas Latifi held the last positions with quite a difference.

With just over 10 minutes remaining in Free Practice 2, Yuki Tsunoda went off the track and his AlphaTauri got stuck in the gravel, first causing a yellow flag which seconds later turned into a red flag.

With four minutes still on the clock, the second practice session resumed and all the drivers who had not suffered a mishap took the opportunity to go out on the track in search of the latest data.

Finally, no one managed to improve their times on the last timed lap of the session and Charles Leclerc took the fastest time, ahead of his teammate Carlos Sainz, with the two Red Bull drivers much further than expected.

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