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F1 GP Miami Russell first in FP2, but Leclerc is good second with Ferrari

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F1 GP Miami Russell first in FP2, but Leclerc is good second with Ferrari

The Brit of the Mercedes, renewed and immediately competitive, the best of the Free2 but the Ferrari of the Monegasque is second to 1 tenth. Problems for Sainz, who slams and is 11th, and Verstappen, who does not run due to problems with his Red Bull overheating. Good 4th Hamilton ahead of Alonso

Massimo Brizzi

07 May 2022 | 00:53 (edited May 07th 2022 | 01:07)

– Milano

He is a George Russell with stars and stripes, but Charles Leclerc is there. In fact, the Mercedes driver is the fastest in the FP2 of the F1 Miami GP, in a second session interrupted with a red flag after about twenty minutes for a crash of Sainz’s Ferrari against the barriers. The Spaniard, author of the best time at that time and not new to mistakes in this phase of the season, see the spin of the withdrawal from the Australian GP and the contact against the Rivazza barriers during the Q2 of Imola, he has not turned again, ending the session with the 11th time.

mercedes and leclerc ok

The renewed Mercedes, improvements in the wings and in the bottom, immediately seems at ease and much more competitive, at least from what emerged from the FP2 in Miami: they say the best time in 1.29.938 of Russell (second in FP1), but also the fourth of Lewis Hamilton, 0.241 behind his team mate. If it is a definitive resurrection, it is too early to say, but it seems an important signal for the team of the Star in search of a sign of growth. Leclerc, second at 0.106, is still the author of a positive round with Ferrari: the Monegasque leader of the world championship is fast and confident, he runs at a good pace even on the race pace after being the fastest in the first session.

max roast

Big problems for Max Verstappen, on whose car the transmission was replaced as a precaution after the overheating problems encountered in FP1, but who was forced to stop again in the pits due to flashes from the rear right area of ​​his Red Bull: the Dutch did not set any time in the second session, thus slowing down his work ahead of qualifying and the race. Red Bull’s balance, however, is saved by Sergio Perez, third at 0.212 and the only one to be able to provide useful information to Horner’s team in the second session.

alonso in top-10

To close the top ten here, as said Lewis Hamilton, who precedes Fernando Alonso (+0.434), world championships to the rescue, one could say, fifth with the Alpine ahead of Lando Norris. Following: Pierre Gasly 7th, Guanyu Zhou 8th, Esteban Ocon 9th and Kevin Magnussen 10th, author in the final of one of the many spin that characterized the session. There is no shortage of excitement in Miami, but the track still has to be deciphered. At 10pm on Saturday the fight for the pole.

fp2 gp miami the ranking

The times of the second session of the F1 Miami GP

  1. Russell, Mercedes 1:29.938
  2. Leclerc, Ferrari +0.106
  3. Perez, Red Bull +0.212
  4. Hamilton, Mercedes +0.241
  5. Alonso, Alpine +0.434
  6. Norris, McLaren +0.597
  7. Gasly, AlphaTauri +0.609
  8. Zhou, Alfa Romeo +0.922
  9. Ocon, Alpine +0.923
  10. Magnussen, Haas +0.983
  11. Sainz, Ferrari +1,026
  12. Ricciardo, McLaren +1.270
  13. Tsunoda, AlphaTauri +1.322
  14. Vettel, Aston Martin +1.455
  15. Schumacher, Haas +1.649
  16. Stroll, Aston Martin +1.693
  17. Albon, Williams +1.772
  18. Latifi, Williams +2.975
  19. Verstappen, Red Bull NC
  20. Bottas, Alfa Romeo DNS

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