2022 Hungarian Grand Prix FP2 report and highlights: FP2: Leclerc heads spectacular Norris as Ferrari sweep Friday classes on the Hungaroring

Charles Leclerc was the quickest man in Budapest on Friday afternoon, because the Monegasque driver topped the timesheets within the second observe session on the Hungaroring, main the spectacular Lando Norris within the McLaren.

Leclerc made a tremendous begin to the session, setting the early tempo on the medium tyre with a blistering time of 1m 18.911s, to steer his workforce mate Carlos Sainz by 0.481s.

And with 20 minutes of operating in FP2 gone, the drivers started to file out onto the monitor on tender tyres and low gasoline for the customary Friday afternoon qualifying simulations.

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And it was Lando Norris who threw down the early gauntlet, setting the quickest first sector on his method to setting a time of 1m 18.662s. Nonetheless, the McLaren racer’s time was rapidly overwhelmed by Leclerc, who went over two-tenths sooner with a time of 1m 18.445s.











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Sainz – who deserted his first tender tyre run try – was a fraction additional again as he set the third quickest time of the session, forward of championship chief Max Verstappen in fourth – with the highest 4 coated by simply 0.283s.

It was a very good day for McLaren, with 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo in fifth, simply over two-tenths behind his workforce mate, with the Alpine of Fernando Alonso – one other former winner on the Hungaroring – in sixth.

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Recent from saying that he shall be retiring on the finish of the season, Sebastian Vettel, within the up to date Aston Martin, was seventh quickest, forward of George Russell in eighth. Sergio Perez, within the second Purple Bull was down in ninth, with the Alfa Romeo of Valtteri Bottas rounding out the highest 10 in his first session of the day, having been changed by Robert Kubica in FP1.

Eight-time winner in Budapest Lewis Hamilton was down in eleventh – though he did encounter site visitors on a sooner lap – sandwiched by the 2 Alfa Romeo drivers, with Zhou Guanyu in twelfth.

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Final yr’s Hungary winner Esteban Ocon completed in thirteenth, over half a second behind his Alpine workforce mate, forward of Lance Stroll in 14th, with the AlphaTauris of Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda down in fifteenth and nineteenth, respectively.

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Between these two have been Kevin Magnussen – within the upgraded Haas – in sixteenth, forward of his workforce mate Mick Schumacher in seventeenth, with Nicholas Latifi the lead Williams in 18th.

Alex Albon was down in twentieth after having his qualifying run curtailed by a spin at Flip 1, in addition to combating oversteer.

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