British GP 2020 FP2 - Lance Stroll goes top as Albon brings out red flag

Lance Stroll finished Free Practice two at the top of the timings, just ahead of Alex Albon and Valtteri Bottas. Despite finishing the session in second Albon finished the session in the barriers just outside of Stowe. 

This session was dominated by qualifying and race runs, providing some quick times from all drivers, with the likes of Alfa Romeo really picking up the pace from their timings in FP1.

Tyre Wear 

Tyre wear persisted to be a real issue for the drivers on track. The track temperature was close to 50 degrees, along with the air temperature being at 35 degrees. Large numbers of the drivers struggled on their worn tyres, with the tyre temperature window not being ideal. This caused the likes of Alex Albon, Charles Leclerc and Nicholas Latifi to spin at the more high speed Corners.

Issues Continue For Ferrari 

Sebastian Vettel did make it out in FP2, following not taking part in FP1 due to an inter cooler issue with the turbo. However despite being able to get on track, the German was stuck at the bottom of the grid, as it seemed as if he struggled to get the best out of the car, as the issue persisted.

His teammate had a more promising session, however it was not without fault.Leclerc spun early on in the session, however did manage to recover well and finish the session in a strong 4th place, ahead of Lewis Hamilton.

Albon Red Flag

With 45 minutes remaining in the session, Alexander Albon bought out the second red flag of the weekend. As he entered Stowe, the car over steered and upon correction, the car careered off of the track and into the walls on the far side of the corner.

The impact took both the front and back left of the car. Albon, who was second place at the time,got out the car safely and was taken to the medical centre.

British GP FP2 Results

  1. Lance Stroll - 1.27.274
  2. Alex Albon -0.090
  3. Valtteri Bottas -0.157
  4. Charles Leclerc -0.296
  5. Lewis Hamilton -0.307
  6. Carlos Sainz -0.546
  7. Nico Hulkenberg -0.636
  8. Pierre Gasly -0.723
  9. Daniel Ricciardo - 0.838
  10. Kimi Raikkonen -0.885
  11. Lando Norris -0.895
  12. Esteban Ocon -0.945
  13. Antonio Giovinazzi -0.982
  14. Max Verstappen -1.116
  15. Daniil Kvyat -1.152
  16. Romain Grosjean -1.290
  17. George Russell -1.497
  18. Sebastian Vettel -1.586
  19. Kevin Magnussen -1.624
  20. Nicholas Latifi -2.684