Friday Report – Fiery

Valtteri Bottas clocked the fastest lap time in Free Practice 2 for the Portuguese Grand Prix during a session that was red flagged after Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri caught fire. Sainz had an early spin while Hamilton took an early lead with a time of 1:22.147. At the end of the “prototype” 30 minute session the top ten were: Verstappen, Bottas, Leclerc, Perez, Norris, Hamilton, Sainz, Ricciardo, Gasly and Ocon. At the 40 minute mark Hamilton headed out on the soft compound Pirelli tires while Vettel had a spin and headed to the pits. The order was: Bottas, Verstappen, Leclerc, Vettel, Gasly, Russell, Albon, Norris, Ocon and Sainz. After the final flurry of laps the order at the end of the twice interrupted FP2 was: Bottas, Verstappen, Norris, Leclerc, Sainz, Vettel, Gasly, Hamilton, Ocon and Albon.

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