British GP: Verstappen leads ahead of the Ferraris in FP2

Max Verstappen topped the second practice session of the weekend ahead of both Ferrari drivers, with the inaugural Sprint Qualifying two hours away.

With two races ahead of them, the drivers focused on the long-runs in the final practice session of the weekend.

With no limit on crowd capacity at the British GP, over 100,000 fans are expected to attend Silverstone later for the 17-lap Sprint.

Verstappen’s 1m20.902s lap on the mediums was good enough to put the Red Bull 0.375s clear of Charles Leclerc who ended second, with teammate Carlos Sainz in third.

Esteban Ocon had a disappointing qualifying yesterday but ended fourth in FP2, showing signs that the Frenchman could have the pace later on.

Sergio Perez finished fifth ahead of both McLaren cars, Lando Norris getting the better of Daniel Ricciardo, but the Australian will be pleased with his pace this weekend.

Lewis Hamilton ended FP2 in eighth but suffered a spin after the chequered flag had been flown. His teammate Valtteri Bottas also had issues with a visor tear-off stuck in his car half-way through the session and finished ninth.

Pierre Gasly rounded off the top-10 runners ahead of George Russell who will be looking for his first points in a Williams this weekend.

Antonio Giovinazzi put his Alfa Romeo in 12th, with Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen behind him.

Nicholas Latifi ended up in 15th, with Yuki Tsunoda 16th and the two Aston Martin’s of Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll 17th and 18th.

Mick Schumacher got the better of his teammate Nikita Mazepin as the pair finished 19th and 20th.