Formula 1. Grand Prix of Belgium. Verstappen is the best in the second exercise

Формула-1. Гран-при Бельгии. Ферстаппен — лучший во второй тренировке

Max Verstappen

Racer Red bull Max Verstappen clocked the fastest time in the second session of free races in the Spa.

Before the start of the second session of the free races on the track “Spa-Francorchamps” became known that the pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso will lose 35 seats on the starting grid of Sunday’s race. In the first session the Spaniard was unable to pass either one fast lap due to the diversion of water from the system ERS. The car will be installed six new elements in the updated Honda powerplant. Note that before the start of the Belgian weekend, the McLaren team used seven credits and completion of the power plant.

Also, as we expected, for the second time over the weekend replaced the power unit on the machine is current world champion Lewis Hamilton, who like Alonso will start from the tail of the peloton.

As for the workout, then in the first half of the training team continued to test new prototypes of the Pirelli tyres, which we wrote about in the first session of the free races.

Формула-1. Гран-при Бельгии. Ферстаппен — лучший во второй тренировке

But for Jolyon Palmer this weekend will not be called too successful. Not only that, Renault can boast at least average results, so in the beginning of the second exercise machine of the British stalled in the second sector, but after a couple of minutes it managed to revive and Palmer got to the pit lane. Also the problems on the car of Valtteri Bottas, who is half workout changed the unit of control electronics.

For the second exercise were the racers Red bull Max Verstappen and Daniel ricciardo, who showed his time on the soft tyres in Belgium SuperSoft. Time leader of the session, Verstappen is 1.45,085, which is two tenths better than the Aussie.

Third and fifth places were taken by pilots Force India Niko Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez who showed the Williams team that they seriously intended to compete with them for fourth place in the constructors ‘ championship. Between them on the fourth spot is occupied by German Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel.

Mercedes racers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton is situated on the sixth and thirteenth places respectively. Already in the beginning of the session, it became clear that the pilots of the Silver arrows, and conduct training on its programme without the soft compounds of the tyres.

Also in the top ten included Kimi Raikkonen, Romain Grosjean, Jenson button and Esteban Gutierrez.

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Формула-1. Гран-при Бельгии. Ферстаппен — лучший во второй тренировке

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