F1 Bahrain GP Live Updates - Friday practice
By: Jake Boxall-Legge
|Hamilton tops Bahrain Grand Prix FP2, having also gone fastest in the opening session|
|Verstappen P2, Bottas P3 with Perez fourth and Ricciardo fifth|
|Albon brings out the red flags after heavy crash at the final corner; second session stoppage comes after dog spotted on the circuit|
|Pirelli's 2021 tyre construction tested in early part of the session|
|Russell back out for Williams after Nissany's FP1 run, Raikkonen back in at Alfa Romeo for Kubica|
16:52 Here's the session report from practice - we'll see you again for tomorrow's FP3 and quali fun!
16:32 Hamilton leads from Verstappen, Bottas, Perez, Ricciardo, Gasly - with Norris, Stroll, Kvyat and the wall-bothering Albon complete the top 10.
16:30 And that's that for Friday practice! FP2 is over, with Hamilton on top.
16:28 A few deleted laptimes coming up on the screen - although they're not quick times, so it won't change the current order.
16:24 F1's new quali pace graphic has popped up, which omits the pace of the hot-lapping dog earlier in the session. So, it's not truly representative.
16:22 Plenty of complaints about tyres from the drivers - and as we all know, the unhappier the drivers are, the more mixed up things get. Probably. We've not actually scientifically tested this.
16:20 We have 10 minutes of FP2 remaining.
16:17 Here's Lewis Hamilton, clocking in a 1m28.971s to go quickest. So much for "race runs, full fuel".
16:15 Verstappen's asked for a front wing update. "All good, the tyres just die," comes the Dutchman's reply.
16:12 Plenty of longer soft-tyre runs in force for now, with nobody setting any particularly quick times. Times are around the 1m35s and 1m36s, so we're in race prep mode.
16:08 Meanwhile, Norris and Giovinazzi are now doing their mandatory six laps on the test tyre.
16:07 Hamilton does his fastest lap of the session, going up to P6.
16:04 We're back underway, barring any more wildlife.
16:03 The beady-eyed cameraman caught that dog sneaking on-track. Meanwhile, Albon's broken Red Bull returns to the paddock.
16:02 "If I'd known we were allowed dogs, I've have brought mine," says Vettel.
16:02 We will name the dog Spaniel Ricciardo. There will be no further discussion.
16:01 From Bahrain to Bark-rain, the dog seems to have disappeared once more.
16:00 That has to be F1's shortest green flag ever. There's a wee dog on-track, that's why, and it's a very cute dog.