F1 Styrian GP Live Commentary and Updates - FP1 and FP2

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By: Megan White, Stephen Lickorish

Summary

Summary
  • Verstappen fastest in F1 Styrian GP FP2 having also gone quickest in opening session
  • Ricciardo and Ocon complete the top three, with Hamilton fourth
  • Bottas finishes P12, and is under investigation after spinning in the pitlane
  • FP3 begins at 1100 BST on Saturday
Leaderboard
1. Verstappen, Red Bull
2. Ricciardo, McLaren
3. Ocon, Alpine
4. Hamilton, Mercedes
5. Alonso, Alpine
6. Vettel, Aston Martin
7. Norris, McLaren
8. Stroll, Aston Martin
9. Perez, Red Bull
10. Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo
Status: Stopped
09:09 That's all from us today - we'll see you tomorrow for FP3 and qualifying!
09:02 Verstappen, Ricciardo and Ocon are the top three - with Hamilton ahead of Alonso in fourth and fifth.
09:01 And that's it for Friday practice!
09:01
 
08:59 Just a couple of minutes remain.
08:56 We've got AWS's quali predictions on-screen - Hamilton and Verstappen at the top as it stands, Bottas well down the order. Maybe it's predicting another pitlane faux-pas...
08:52 "Yeah Michael, that's absolutely ridiculous - he could have taken out our guys" - McLaren's team manager Paul James reports Bottas' spin to FIA race director Michael Masi.
08:49 The McLaren crew helped Bottas get facing the right way - how kind! A bit of a brown-trouser moment for the Finnish driver.
08:48 Oh dear, oh dear - Bottas had a spin in the pitlane. "How's the tyre warm-up," he says - race engineer Riccardo Musconi quips "not that good, as it turns out".
08:47 Alonso's had a pair of laptimes deleted for track limits infringements at Turn 10.
08:45 A pitlane incident involving Bottas has just flashed up on the timing screens - and will be investigated post session.
08:44 Russell's hard-tyre pace has picked up now, running in the 1m09s as some of the soft runners have dropped into the 1m10s.
08:41 Keeping an eye on race runs - and it's not taken too long for the softs to drop into the same pace range as fresh mediums. Leclerc's pace on the hard compound looks solid too.
08:37
 
08:33 We've gone through the first half-hour, and may be due to enter the race-run phase of the session.
08:29 It's a 1m05.412s for Verstappen, as Ricciardo goes to P2.
08:29 Hamilton then had that laptime deleted, getting track limits-ed, and that allows Verstappen to move to the top of the timesheets now.
08:27 Hamilton sets a 1m05.335s to go fastest once more, about 0.4s faster than Ocon's lap.
08:25 Ah, there we go - fill out your bingo cards, Mazepin's had a spin.
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