British GP: Stroll fastest in FP2, Albon crashes

Lance Stroll went fastest in the second Friday Free Practice for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, while Alex Albon crashed out of the session.

Stroll, who was third fastest in the morning practice session, set a best time of 1m27.274s to end the afternoon quickest, ahead of the Red Bull of Albon, who crashed out of the session with 45 minutes remaining.

Albon spun going through Stowe and made contact with the barriers, heavily damaging the left-hand side of his car, but he had previously managed to set a time of 1m27.364s, just 0.090s slower than the Racing Point of Stroll.

The Red Bull driver’s accident forced out the red flags whilst the car was removed and he was unable to take any further part in the session.

Valtteri Bottas was third fastest, while Charles Leclerc one again had a respectable session in his Ferrari, finishing the afternoon in fourth, just over a tenth behind the Mercedes.

Bottas’ team-mate, Lewis Hamilton could only manage fifth, while the McLaren of Carlos Sainz was sixth.

Nico Hulkenberg once again put in an impressive performance on his return to Formula 1 with Racing Point, ending the session seventh fastest, 0.636s down on Stroll’s best effort, while the AlphaTauri of Pirre Gasly was eighth.

Hulknebrg’s former team-mate, Daniel Ricciardo was ninth, a further tenth behind Gasly, while Kimi Raikkonen rounded out the top ten in his Alfa Romeo.

Max Verstappen had a tricker session in comparison to the morning where he topped the timesheet.

He ended up down in 14th at the end of second practice after his flying lap was ruined after being held up by the Haas of Romain Grosjean.

Sebastian Vettel once again had a session to forget at Silverstone.

The four-time world champion missed all of Free Practice one after Ferrari discovered an issue with his car, and his session in the afternoon was compromised when the team had to change his pedals.

When he finally did get out on to the track to put in some fast laps, he was unable to find any real pace from his SF1000 and ended the session down in 18th, a tenth down on George Russell’s best effort in 17th, and 1.586s off the fastest time of the session.

Friday Free Practice Two Results

Position Driver Team Time
1 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1.27.274
2 Alex Albon Red Bull +0.090
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.157
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.296
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.307
6 Carlos Sainz McLaren +0.546
7 Nico Hulkenberg Racing Point +0.636
8 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +0.723
9 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +0.838
10 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo +0.885
11 Lando Norris McLaren +0.895
12 Esteban Ocon Renault +0.945
13 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +0.982
14 Max Verstappen Red Bull +1.116
15 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri +1.152
16 Romain Grosjean Haas +1.29
17 George Russell Williams +1.497
18 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +1.586
19 Kevin Magnussen Haas +1.624
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams +2.684