F1 Sakhir GP Live Updates - Friday practice

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By: Jake Boxall-Legge

Summary

Russell leads the way in FP2 for the F1 Sakhir GP
Replacing Hamilton, Russell 0.1s clear of Verstappen on outer-loop circuit
Perez third from Ocon and Albon
Bottas has numerous laptimes deleted for track limits
Driveshaft failure for Leclerc leaves him with no timed run
Status: Stopped
19:12 That's all for today folks. Join us back here tomorrow for more live coverage of the Sakhir Grand Prix.

In the meantime, keep your eyes fixed on Autosport.com for all the latest from the Bahrain paddock.
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19:01 The order after FP2:
Russell
Verstappen
Perez
Ocon
Albon
Kvyat
Stroll
Ricciardo
Gasly
Sainz
Bottas
Raikkonen
Giovinazzi
Magnussen
Latifi
Vettel
Norris
Fittipaldi
Aitken
Leclerc
19:00 FP2 in Bahrain has come to a close and George Russell completes a clean sweep of Friday's practices on his first outing in the Mercedes.
18:58 Gasly says he's had gravel flicked into his finger. He sounded in a spot of discomfort.
18:56 Verstappen has another whinge on the radio, this time stating "they're impossible to pass on the straight". Not sure who he's referring to, though.
18:54 Bottas has an off through Turn 5. Despite briefly holding the best lap of the day, Bottas is another who hasn't looked hugely comfortable in that middle sector.
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18:51 Despite everyone being fairly bunched up, there's been no real issues with traffic in this last half hour.
18:50 10 minutes to go in FP2 and Bottas has a slight lock-up into Turn 1.
18:48 Vettel locks up into Turn 8 and has to run on. He just hasn't looked very happy through that middle sector.
18:47 Russell is doing his work on the hard tyre, while team-mate Bottas is on the same compound.
18:44 Just 15 minutes to go in FP2. Russell's 54.713s remains the benchmark. About 1.5s splits the Mercedes driver and his Williams stand-in Aitken in 19th. Leclerc hasn't set a time due to his earlier driveshaft problem.
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18:39 Stroll makes a quick visit to the pits as he appeared to have a very minor bit of front wing damage.
18:38 Russell asking his team for a target lap time. His team says he's aiming for high 57s. He sounds so calm and collected despite stepping into the world champion's car.
18:35 Sainz has eased his McLaren back to pit lane after reporting that problem.
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