Norris tops FP2 ahead of Piastri and Perez

Lando Norris showcased impressive speed in the second practice session for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, setting the fastest time of 1’26.549 over 26 laps. The McLaren driver outpaced his teammate Oscar Piastri, who clocked in at 1’26.880, making it a strong showing for McLaren with both drivers in the top two spots.

Sergio Perez of Red Bull Racing rounded out the top three with a time of 1’26.983 over 25 laps, trailing Norris by 0.434 seconds. Nico Hulkenberg continued Haas’s upward trend by securing the fourth-fastest time at 1’26.990, just 0.007 seconds behind Perez.

Full Second Practice Results:

Cla Driver Car / Engine Time Delay Laps

1 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1’26.549 26

2 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1’26.880 0.331 24

3 Sergio Perez Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1’26.983 0.434 25

4 Nico Hulkenberg Haas/Ferrari 1’26.990 0.441 26

5 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’27.150 0.601 27

6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’27.202 0.653 26

7 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1’27.233 0.684 21

8 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1’27.249 0.700 31

9 Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’27.274 0.725 21

10 George Russell Mercedes 1’27.294 0.745 26

11 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’27.372 0.823 25

12 Valtteri Bottas Sauber/Ferrari 1’27.381 0.832 16

13 Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 1’27.645 1.096 26

14 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 1’27.732 1.183 24

15 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1’27.743 1.194 19

16 Yuki Tsunoda RB/Honda RBPT 1’27.745 1.196 26

17 Logan Sargeant Williams/Mercedes 1’27.809 1.260 24

18 Zhou Guanyu Sauber/Ferrari 1’27.813 1.264 19

19 Daniel Ricciardo RB/Honda RBPT 1’27.916 1.367 25

20 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1’28.122 1.573 20

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Norris’s pace in FP2 has set the stage for a competitive weekend, with McLaren demonstrating significant improvements. Piastri’s performance, close behind Norris, underlines the team’s advancements and potential for strong qualifying results. Red Bull, though competitive, will be focusing on fine-tuning their setups to close the gap to McLaren.

Hulkenberg’s fourth-place finish highlights Haas’s development, and Charles Leclerc’s fifth position suggests Ferrari is also in the mix. Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell placed sixth and tenth, respectively, indicating room for improvement as they work to optimize their cars for the race.

With McLaren leading both practice sessions, the team has emerged as a formidable force at Silverstone. Red Bull, Ferrari, and Mercedes will be keen to challenge McLaren’s dominance as they gather data and refine their strategies ahead of qualifying. As the British Grand Prix weekend progresses, fans can expect a thrilling battle among the top teams, with the possibility of unexpected developments adding to the excitement.

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