Verstappen pips Bottas in FP2
Ferrari removes Mission Winnow logos
Oliveira sets FP2 pace for KTM
Key French GP tech updates

Max Verstappen topped second practice for Formula 1's 2021 French Grand Prix by 0.008 seconds ahead of Mercedes duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton at Paul Ricard.

Mission Winnow’s logos will be removed from Ferrari's SF21 Formula 1 cars for all races in the European Union, starting from this weekend’s French Grand Prix.

KTM’s Miguel Oliveira led the second practice session for the MotoGP German Grand Prix by 0.220 seconds while Marc Marquez was 12th having elected against a late time attack.

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

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