F1 Emilia Romagna GP Live Commentary and Updates - FP1 and FP2

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By: Jake Boxall-Legge, James Newbold, Megan White

Summary

  • FP2 at Imola is currently underway
  • Verstappen comes to a stop on exit of pitlane after 10 minutes of session
  • Leclerc hits the wall at Rivazza with three minutes remaining to produce a red flag
  • Bottas headed Hamilton in tight FP1 with Verstappen in third just 0.058s behind

Leaderboard
1. Bottas, Mercedes
2. Hamilton, Mercedes
3. Gasly, AlphaTauri
4. Sainz, Ferrari
5. Leclerc, Ferrari
6. Perez, Red Bull
7. Tsunoda, AlphaTauri
8. Norris, McLaren
9. Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo
10. Stroll, Aston Martin

Status: Stopped
09:39 That's all from us for today! We'll be back for FP3 tomorrow morning.
09:29 At the end of FP2, here's the top 10: BOT, HAM, GAS, SAI, LEC, PER, TSU, NOR, GIO, STR.
09:28 FP2 will not be restarted - it was due to end in two minutes but Leclerc's car has yet to be removed
09:26 Session suspended after the Ferrari crashed
09:26 Leclerc in the wall - lot of damage to the front right of his car
09:25 Red Bull says Verstappen's earlier problem was a suspected drive shaft issue.
09:23 As it stands, here's our top 10: BOT, HAM, GAS, SAI, LEC, PER, TSU, NOR, GIO, STR.
09:21 Looking very busy out on track at the moment - only Verstappen is in the pits after his earlier issue.
09:15 Pierre Gasly is looking seriously quick in his AlphaTauri - less than a tenth off Bottas.
09:10 Seven drivers have had track times deleted so far this session.
09:05 Bottas remains fastest by one-hundredth of a second from his team-mate, Lewis Hamilton.
09:02 Hats off to the marshalls, who have managed to get Max Verstappen's problem-stricken Red Bull back to the garage.
08:59 We're halfway through FP2 - here's how the leaderboard is looking: BOT, GAS, HAM, SAI, LEC, TSU, GIO, STR, OCO, LAT.
08:58 Hamilton completes a flying lap on a fresh set of soft tyres but remains third fastest.
08:54 Slowest runner Nikita Mazepin's best lap so far this session is a 1m21.354 - 5.7 seconds behind leader Valtteri Bottas.
08:52 Charles Leclerc goes to the top of the time sheet with a 1m15.367 but has his time deleted for exceeding track limits at Turn 9.
08:49 A lul in the action as most cars head back to the pits.
08:46 The Ferraris are both looking quick this afternoon - Sainz takes third with a 1m16.723 and Leclerc has set a 1m17.076
08:44 Bottas has broken into the 1m15s, topping the time sheet with a 1m15.551. Hamilton is in second, followed by Gasly in third
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