F1, Charles Leclerc leads everyone in FP2 at Hungaroring: only fourth Verstappen

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Leclerc’s car showed its superiority both on the long run and in view of official practice.

While waiting to see if rain – which would upset all the balances – will really fall on Saturday, Ferrari is making its voice heard on the very dry and very hot Hungaroring track, the scene of the second free practice session. Charles Leclerc leads the ranks by setting the fastest time with a 1:18.445, showing great confidence on medium tires. Also good was the performance of Carlos Sainz, third. Surprising were the two McLarens of Norris and Ricciardo, third and fifth respectively, while Max Verstappen appeared to be struggling, finishing fourth at 283 thousandths from the Monegasque. Disappointing were the two Mercedes cars of Russell and Hamilton, who finished eighth and 11th.

Here is the order of times from the second free practice session in Hungary:

1 Charles LECLERC Ferrari1:18.445
2 Lando NORRIS McLaren+0.217
3 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari+0.231
4 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing+0.283
5 Daniel RICCIARDO McLaren+0.427
6 Fernando ALONSO Alpine+0.604
7 Sebastian VETTEL Aston Martin+0.808
8 George RUSSELL Mercedes+0.910
9 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing+0.952
10 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo+0.966
11 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes+1.102
12 Guanyu ZHOU Alfa Romeo+1.160
13 Esteban OCON Alpine+1.169
14 Lance STROLL Aston Martin+1.257
15 Pierre GASLY AlphaTauri+1.285
16 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team+1.373
17 Mick SCHUMACHER Haas F1 Team+1.540
18 Nicholas LATIFI Williams+2.043
19 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri+2.076
20 Alexander ALBON Williams+2.170

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