Another free workout that started at 14 p.m. according to local time, it took place in slightly warmer weather than the first, as the air temperature rose to 21 degrees, asphalt temperature at 44 degrees Celsius.
As in the first, we also witnessed the second free practice in the beginning "Traffic jam" on the track and the real art was, to drive round without “Interfering elements” on her. In the first phase, with the exception of both Williams everyone else went on the track, and he set the fastest time with 1: 18,8 Verstappen.
It is in one of the following attempts Dutchman significantly improved his best time so far, as he managed to set a time on medium-compound tires 1:18,2, which testifies to the fact that the track compared to the first simple workout became significantly faster.
Verstappen he further improved his best time during training and was the first to drop below 1: 18,0 and correct his result on soft tires to 1: 17,1. On the other hand, he had Hamilton quite a few problems with traffic on the track, Russell however, after a late exit from the pits he had to return to the garage soon as there is obviously something wrong with the gearbox on his Williams. The Briton thus concluded today's performance.
He also struggled with similar problems Daniel Ricciardo, who managed to drive only seven laps before parking in the garage, on the other hand, drew attention to himself again Mick Schumacher, who finished 14th and again overtook his teammate by a full two seconds Nikito Mazepina.
Before the start of the longruns, he managed to break into second place Valtteri Bottas, and third-placed Hamilton was followed by a home audience favorite, Sergio Perez. Similar to the first, the first pursuers of the fastest four in the second free practice Pierre Gasly in Carlos Sainz.