F1 Tuscan GP Live Updates - Friday practice


By: Jake Boxall-Legge


Bottas tops times in Tuscan GP FP2 with Hamilton second and Verstappen third
Norris brings out red flag after crashing on exit of T3
Second red flag to retrieve debris after Perez and Raikkonen tangle at T1
Grosjean misses most of session with electrical issue
Status: Stopped
10:43 That's it for us on the live action front for today but not to worry as we'll be back tomorrow morning ahead of FP3 for the F1 Tuscan GP which starts at 11:00 UK time (12:00 local time). Until then, have a lovely Friday. Ciao!
10:39 Well, races aren't won on Fridays but Bottas has gone the right way about it aiming to finish on the top step of the rostrum on Sunday. A really positive day for the Finn after struggling at Monza last weekend.
10:35 That's one way to grab the spotlight on Ferrari's 1000th GP. Vettel will be looking for a lift back to the paddock with his Ferrari parked in the first sector.
10:33 "The engine has stopped," Vettel tells his Ferrari team as he comes to a halt on track at the end of the session.
10:31 Bottas claims top spot for both practice sessions today, with Mercedes team-mate Hamilton in second place ahead the Red Bulls.
10:30 The chequered flag is out to signal the end of FP2!
10:29 After their earlier clash both Perez and Raikkonen have returned to track action so by the looks of it there are no major consequences for either driver, thankfully.
10:28 F1 drivers have to practice on every inch of this circuit given its unfamiliarity, even the pitlane entry. TV replays catch Albon locking up braking for the pitlane entry line. Good thing he won't need those tyres tomorrow.
10:25 The long runs resume so there should be very little change on the timesheet for the rest of the session. It hasn't been a great afternoon for Norris (nine laps) or Grosjean (five laps) due to their respective problems.
10:20 That red flag has somewhat stalled the race runs for all the F1 drivers, having endured the same situation in the earlier qualifying sims with the first stoppage, and at a circuit they've never raced at before that could become a factor on Sunday afternoon.
10:17 That incident between Perez and Raikkonen will be investigated after the session by the FIA race stewards. In the mean time FP2 is back underway.
10:17 Raikkonen, who managed to scramble out of the gravel trap, will also need a fair amount of repairs to his Alfa Romeo which could signal the end of his FP2.
10:16 Perez is going to need a new front wing as he pits with most of the left part of the wing missing, scattered across the first corner.
10:14 The session has been stopped for a second time today, on this occasion to clear debris off the track from the clash between Perez and Raikkonen.
10:13 Oh! Raikkonen, on a timed lap, gets clipped by Perez at Turn 1 who had just come out of the pitlane and the contact has sent the Finn into the gravel.
20 years ago *TODAY* Kimi made his debut in an F1 car…<br><br>Testing for Sauber at Mugello! 😎❄️🍦<br><br>#OTD #TuscanGP 🇮🇹 #F1 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eho8Ct7WkAI8L4a.jpg<br><br>

20 years ago *TODAY* Kimi made his debut in an F1 car…

Testing for Sauber at Mugello! 😎❄️🍦

#OTD #TuscanGP 🇮🇹 #F1 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eho8Ct7WkAI8L4a.jpg

10:09 Fresh from his stunning victory at Monza last weekend, Gasly has started strongly today and is currently P8 for AlphaTauri while team-mate Kvyat is P15. It is only Friday practice but the French driver is right in the middle of the midfield fighters against the likes of Renault and Racing Point.
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