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FP2 report and 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix highlights: Verstappen leads Russell and Leclerc during second twilight practice in Abu Dhabi

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Crimson Bull driver Max Verstappen eclipsed George Russell’s Mercedes and Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari throughout FP2 for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which occurred in additional consultant night time circumstances.

One in every of eight riders to take a seat out the primary apply for a number of ‘rookie’ races, Verstappen shortly accelerated on the Yas Marina Circuit to provide a benchmark time of 1m 25.146s on the mushy compound tyre.

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Russell completed three tenths again after encountering site visitors within the remaining sector of his lap on pink marked rubber, prompting an apology from his engineer, to which he replied: “No drawback. So long as it isn’t there tomorrow!

Leclerc was one other tenth down in third, intently adopted by FP1 chief Hamilton, Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz – the latter one other taking to the monitor for the primary time this weekend and likewise leaving site visitors.

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Verstappen
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Crimson Bull Racing

1:25,146

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George
Russell
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Mercedes

+0.341s

3


Carlos
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Ferrari

+0.453s

4


Lewis
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Mercedes

+0.615s

5


Sergio
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Crimson Bull Racing

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Alongside Verstappen and Sainz, Lando Norris (McLaren), Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), Nicholas Latifi (Williams), Fernando Alonso (Alpine), Mick Schumacher (Haas) and Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo) returned to the cockpit.

Alonso and his Sebastian Vettel tribute helmet took eighth, simply behind teammate Esteban Ocon, whereas McLaren duo Daniel Ricciardo and Norris have been ninth and eleventh respectively, sandwiching Valtteri Bottas, who stored his Alfa Romeo between the highest 10.

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Ricciardo had a tough session, beginning with a wild second on the high-speed flip 3, which noticed him pit for set-up adjustments, earlier than reporting issues stopping at his pit lane marks because of a “slippery patch” after which being delayed by an oil leak.

Vettel survived a significant stall en path to twelfth place as his farewell weekend continued, beating the opposite Alfa Romeo of Zhou Guanyu, teammate Stroll and the AlphaTauri of Yuki Tsunoda.


Followers have been handled to some spectacular views because the solar started to set over the Yas Marina Circuit

Williams’ cost was led by Alex Albon in sixteenth, with the Haas duo Schumacher and Kevin Magnussen occupying the respective P17th and P18th locations – Schumacher pitting for floor checks after replays confirmed his automotive bouncing on the monitor.

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Pierre Gasly and Latifi introduced up the rear of their AlphaTauri and Williams machines, a step forward of teammates Tsunoda and Albon, with the sector coated by simply over two seconds on the 5,281km circuit.

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