Doublet of Red Bull in the absence of Mercedes

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Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo have been fastest in the second free practice session for the Belgian GP. The duo of Red Bull took advantage of the absence of a Mercedes, which opted not to take to the track the tires more competitive, superblandos, and have the rest of the weekend with an extra push for both classification and for the race.

To see the first Mercedes there that go up to the sixth position, where he ended up the favorite of the weekend, Nico Rosberg. In the absence of the doubly punished Lewis Hamilton, the German is more than strong candidate to get the pole and the win on Sunday, while Red Bull’s promise to confront them in battle.

The Ferrari, again, we were a little bit more away from what they wanted. Sebastian Vettel, who returned to show his character to complain when you estorbaban, finished fourth in the middle of the two Force India, with Nico Hülkenberg third and Sergio Perez fifth. Something further back, seventh, ended up Kimi Räikkönen, in the circuit where the more victories it has achieved 20 that accumulates in your cv.

Fernando Alonso, after the breakdown of the first free, gave his first laps of the weekend, something closer to the performance that aspired to be this weekend. Was twelfth, just ahead of a Lewis Hamilton practically devoted the session to test the ‘set up’ of the new pieces.

time Table Free 2 Grand Prix Bélgica

Pos. Piloto Dorsal Equipo Tiempo Gap Laps
1 Países Bajos Max Verstappen 33 Red Bull 01′ 48″085 0 27
2 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 3 Red Bull 01′ 48″341 +0.256 27
3 Alemania Nico Hulkenberg 27 Force India 01′ 48″657 +0.572 30
4 Alemania Sebastian Vettel 5 Ferrari 01′ 49″023 +0.938 27
5 México Sergio Perez 11 Force India 01′ 49″100 +1.015 27
6 Alemania Nico Rosberg 6 Mercedes 01′ 49″161 +1.076 33
7 Finlandia Kimi Raikkonen 7 Ferrari 01′ 49″244 +1.159 30
8 Francia Romain Grosjean 8 Haas F1 Team 01′ 49″419 +1.334 20
9 Gran Bretaña Jenson Button 22 McLaren 01′ 49″419 +1.334 23
10 México Esteban Gutiérrez 21 Haas F1 Team 01′ 49″648 +1.563 23
11 Alemania Pascal Wehrlein 94 Manor F1 01′ 49″716 +1.631 31
12 España Fernando Alonso 14 McLaren 01′ 49″772 +1.687 30
13 Gran Bretaña Lewis Hamilton 44 Mercedes 01′ 49″782 +1.697 33
14 Rusia Daniil Kvyat 26 Toro Rosso 01′ 49″916 +1.831 25
15 Suecia Marcus Ericsson 9 Sauber 01′ 50″083 +1.998 27
16 Finlandia Valtteri Bottas 77 Williams 01′ 50″151 +2.066 19
17 Brasil Felipe Massa 19 Williams 01′ 50″157 +2.072 29
18 España Carlos Sainz 55 Toro Rosso 01′ 50″194 +2.109 25
19 Dinamarca Kevin Magnussen 20 Renault 01′ 50″375 +2.290 34
20 Gran Bretaña Jolyon Palmer 30 Renault 01′ 50″562 +2.477 32
21 Francia Esteban Ocon 31 Manor F1 01′ 50″659 +2.574 25
22 Brasil Felipe Nasr 12 Sauber 01′ 50″719 +2.634 24