F1 Turkish Grand Prix Live Commentary and Updates - FP1 & FP2

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By: Tom Howard, Lewis Duncan

Summary

Summary
  • FP2 for the Turkish Grand Prix has finished
  • Hamilton finished top with a 1m23.804s ahead of Leclerc and Bottas
  • Hamilton also topped this morning's FP1
  • FP3 starts at 10:00 BST on Saturday
Leaderboard
  1. Hamilton, Mercedes
  2. Leclerc, Ferrari
  3. Bottas, Mercedes
  4. Perez, Red Bull
  5. Verstappen, Red Bull
  6. Norris, McLaren
  7. Alonso, Alpine
  8. Ocon, Alpine
  9. Gasly, AlphaTauri
  10. Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo
Status: Stopped
06:04 Ocon is having a few gear selection issues as he attempts a practice start. He's stuck in neutral and stranded on track as he's been told to switch off.
06:01 Tsunoda was 11th from Sainz, Stroll, Ricciardo, Raikkonen, Vettel, Latifi, Russell, Schumacher and Mazepin.
06:01 Hamilton tops the session with a 1m23.804s from Leclerc, Bottas, Perez, Verstappen, Norris, Alonso, Ocon, Gasly, Giovinazzi.
06:00 The yellow flag was for Latifi, who spun at Turn 9 again.
06:00 Chequered flag is out and that's a wrap on FP2.
05:59 Someone's gone off in sector two and briefly brought out a yellow flag.
05:57 Mazepin had a big slide going through Turn 8. He's ruined his tyres as a result... and most likely his underpants too.
05:56 We're now looking at Norris finishing a lap. The McLaren driver is doing his work this afternoon on the hard tyre.
05:56 Russell has just been told his mid 1m28s pace is "matching Aston and Ocon".
05:55 You know there's not a lot happening when we get to see shots of cars exceeding track limits at Turn 1.
05:54 Verstappen reports the "vibrations are picking up on the right front". He's currently on a run on the medium tyres and there's a fair bit of marking on that right front - same as Leclerc had.
05:50 Just 10 minutes of running left in FP2.
05:50 Not sure how old those mediums are on Leclerc's car, but they already look quite marked on the inside of the front right.
05:49 Gasly has gotten his AlphaTauri going again, but that set of soft tyres he's is a bit wrecked now.
05:48 Gasly has now had a spin exiting Turn 6.
05:48 Verstappen has a big moment going through Turn 7 on this lap. Clearly still struggling for stability mid-corner.
05:45 Just 15 minutes of FP2 remaining and we're right into the long running now.
05:44 Bottas now has a big lock-up into Turn 1 and runs on. Another student for the Toprak school of hard braking later on.
05:43 Raikkonen continued his drinks-related rant in his garage, saying - among other things - "[It's] the most simply part of the car and we can't fix it." Can't imagine what Kimi is like when someone spills milk at home!
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