Hungarian GP FP2: Ricciardo fastest again in upgraded Red Bull F1 car

Daniel Ricciardo continued his impressive pace in the upgraded Red Bull ahead of Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix with the quickest time in second practice

Hungarian GP FP2: Ricciardo fastest again in upgraded Red Bull F1 car

Ricciardo, who set the pace in the opening 90-minute session at the Hungaroring, clocked a 1m18.455s on the super-soft tyres to finish 0.183 seconds clear of Sebastian Vettel in FP2.

Valtteri Bottas was third fastest, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton with the top five drivers separated by just 0.324s.

Much of the early running was completed on the soft compound tyre, with Hamilton leading the way with a 1m18.779s, six tenths quicker than Ricciardo.

Championship leader Vettel was the first to switch to the super-softs and promptly went top of the charts with a 1m18.638s.

Hamilton did not improve his time after failing to get a clean lap together, but Bottas and Raikkonen did to go second and third.

Ricciardo then bolted on the super-softs to go quickest of all, a fraction quicker than he managed in the morning session.

Focus had just switched to gathering long run data when Pascal Wehrlein crashed heavily at Turn 11 to bring out the red flag.

The rear of the Sauber stepped out as he went through the right-hander and when Wehrlein corrected, the car spun in the opposite direction.

The German clouted the barrier with the front-right and then ricocheted into an adjacent barrier, damaging the left-hand side of the car.

Wehrlein, who was 20th quickest, was able to exit the car unassisted but was taken to the circuit's medical centre for precautionary checks. He was given the all-clear.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished sixth quickest, nearly half a second slower than team-mate Ricciardo but ahead of Renault's Nico Hulkenberg and Fernando Alonso.

Carlos Sainz Jr and Stoffel Vandoorne completed the top 10.

It was another frustrating session for Jolyon Palmer, who was forced to revert to the old-spec floor before FP2 after damaging his new one in an incident in FP1.

Late on in the session the rear of his Renault stepped out at Turn 14 and, as Palmer corrected, the car lurched the other way and sent him sliding into the barriers to bring out the red flag again.

Haas did an impressive job to get Kevin Magnussen out for the closing stages of the session, after Antonio Giovinazzi crashed in the first session.

Magnussen ended the session 17th, one place ahead of team-mate Romain Grosjean.

SECOND PRACTICE TIMES

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing Red Bull/Renault 1m18.455s - 32
2 Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 1m18.638s 0.183s 28
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes 1m18.656s 0.201s 33
4 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 1m18.755s 0.300s 28
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes 1m18.779s 0.324s 31
6 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing Red Bull/Renault 1m18.951s 0.496s 25
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport F1 Team Renault 1m19.714s 1.259s 33
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren Honda McLaren/Honda 1m19.815s 1.360s 31
9 Carlos Sainz Jr. Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso/Renault 1m19.834s 1.379s 35
10 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Honda McLaren/Honda 1m19.909s 1.454s 18
11 Esteban Ocon Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India/Mercedes 1m20.126s 1.671s 34
12 Sergio Perez Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India/Mercedes 1m20.266s 1.811s 33
13 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso/Renault 1m20.577s 2.122s 37
14 Lance Stroll Williams Martini Racing Williams/Mercedes 1m20.791s 2.336s 31
15 Felipe Massa Williams Martini Racing Williams/Mercedes 1m20.869s 2.414s 22
16 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport F1 Team Renault 1m21.175s 2.720s 12
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team Haas/Ferrari 1m21.345s 2.890s 11
18 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team Haas/Ferrari 1m21.504s 3.049s 25
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber F1 Team Sauber/Ferrari 1m21.559s 3.104s 31
20 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber F1 Team Sauber/Ferrari 1m21.722s 3.267s 16


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