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Max Verstappen puts pressure on Lewis Hamilton with fastest time, Hamilton only eighth

Max Verstappen
Foto: Red Bull Racing

Max Verstappen set the fastest time during the second practice session for the British GP. With this, Max Verstappen is increasing the pressure on Lewis Hamilton despite the second time in qualifying.

During a somewhat strange format of the race weekend, the second practice session after qualifying and before the sprint race, or sprint qualifying, takes place in Silverstone. In addition, the teams can prepare one last time for the sprint qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.

In any case, the drivers did not receive typical ‘British’ weather, but they did receive ideal weather conditions with a sun.

Max Verstappen missed the ‘mini-pole’ for the sprint race, but is one of the favorites for victory during the same sprint race, together with Lewis Hamilton. The result not only determines the starting grid for the grand prix on Sunday, but the top three also receive a modest number of points for the championship

After all, it was Lewis Hamilton who could call himself ‘Speed ​​King’ by setting the fastest time during qualifying yesterday, but the official ‘pole position’ will only be awarded after the sprint race.

In the end it was Max Verstappen who set the fastest time during the second practice session, ahead of the Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. Lewis Hamilton was only eighth fastest. Hide and seek or is Verstappen also the favorite for the sprint race?

01 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:29.902 23

02 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1: 30.277 30

03 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1: 30.507 29

04 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:30.707 31

05 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1: 30.800 27

06 Lando Norris McLaren 1: 31.030 24

07 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1: 31.034 23

08 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:31.131 28

09 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1: 31.180 27

10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:31.188 31

11 George Russell Williams 1:31.237 24

12 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1: 31.263 29

13 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1:31.289 27

14 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1: 31.328 26

15 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:31.337 30

16 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1: 31.404 32

17 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:31.593 34

18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:32.041 31

19 Nikita Mazepin Haas 1:32.474 31

20 Mick Schumacher Haas 1:34.017 28

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