F1 Turkish Grand Prix Live Commentary and Updates - FP1 & FP2
By: Tom Howard, Lewis Duncan
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09:11 FP2 report: Hamilton leads Leclerc, Verstappen fifth -
09:04 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.
09:01 Tsunoda was 11th from Sainz, Stroll, Ricciardo, Raikkonen, Vettel, Latifi, Russell, Schumacher and Mazepin.
09:01 Hamilton tops the session with a 1m23.804s from Leclerc, Bottas, Perez, Verstappen, Norris, Alonso, Ocon, Gasly, Giovinazzi.
09:00 The yellow flag was for Latifi, who spun at Turn 9 again.
09:00 Chequered flag is out and that's a wrap on FP2.
08:59 Someone's gone off in sector two and briefly brought out a yellow flag.
08:57 Mazepin had a big slide going through Turn 8. He's ruined his tyres as a result... and most likely his underpants too.
08:56 We're now looking at Norris finishing a lap. The McLaren driver is doing his work this afternoon on the hard tyre.
08:56 Russell has just been told his mid 1m28s pace is "matching Aston and Ocon".
08:55 You know there's not a lot happening when we get to see shots of cars exceeding track limits at Turn 1.
08:54 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.
08:50 Just 10 minutes of running left in FP2.
08:50 Not sure how old those mediums are on Leclerc's car, but they already look quite marked on the inside of the front right.
08:49 Gasly has gotten his AlphaTauri going again, but that set of soft tyres he's is a bit wrecked now.
08:48 Gasly has now had a spin exiting Turn 6.
08:48 Verstappen has a big moment going through Turn 7 on this lap. Clearly still struggling for stability mid-corner.
08:45 Just 15 minutes of FP2 remaining and we're right into the long running now.
08:44 Bottas now has a big lock-up into Turn 1 and runs on. Another student for the Toprak school of hard braking later on.
08:43 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!