Formula 1: The Field is Shaken up as Hamilton is Fastest in FP2

June 21, 2024Ramon Jones
Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton drove his Mercedes to the top spot on day one of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend. The Mercedes topped the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz and the Mclaren of Lando Norris in FP2 with championship point leader Max Verstappen finishing 5th fastest in the session. Hamilton said, “FP1 wasn’t the best session for us but we still learned quite a lot. FP2 was a lot better though and the car was feeling great. The track was very hot, so it was tough on the tyres, especially on the long run. Overall, though, it didn’t feel like we were too far off being right in the mix at the front.
We have taken a step forward with the car in recent races. Everyone has worked so hard to get us to this point and make those incremental gains. We’ve got a clear direction of where we want to go moving forward too. We’re starting to see that feed through to our performance on track. Hopefully we can continue the momentum from today into Saturday and get closer to our competitors ahead.”

FP3 is up next before the sole qualifying session of the weekend.

FP2 Results from the Spanish Grand Prix

144Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:13.26428
255Carlos SainzFERRARI1:13.286+0.022s30
34Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:13.319+0.055s31
410Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT1:13.443+0.179s27
51Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:13.504+0.240s29
616Charles LeclercFERRARI1:13.597+0.333s22
781Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:13.622+0.358s28
863George RussellMERCEDES1:13.722+0.458s28
931Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:13.766+0.502s30
1077Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:13.924+0.660s30
1120Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1:14.021+0.757s32
1227Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:14.053+0.789s29
1311Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:14.081+0.817s23
1414Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:14.091+0.827s28
1522Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:14.211+0.947s31
163Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:14.257+0.993s29
1724Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:14.345+1.081s21
1818Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:14.402+1.138s28
1923Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:14.807+1.543s34
202Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:15.070+1.806s33