Yesterday Lewis Hamilton was fastest in qualifying in front of his home crowd. He will start the sprint race from the front starting spot later today. Now there is first a free training, which is a bit different than normal. The cars have been running since qualifying in the parc fermerules, which means that nothing can be changed in the setting of the cars.
In this 2nd free practice session of the Great Britain GP 2021, the teams can therefore only test how quickly their cars wear out the tires. There are no scheduled pit stops in the sprint race, so now the drivers mainly practice for the main race on Sunday. To simulate these conditions, the cars have more fuel on board, which makes them heavier. The times are therefore not as fast as yesterday.
Max Verstappen is the fastest again in this last free practice of the weekend. However, it remains to be seen whether that also means that he will be the fastest in the race. Because everyone has a different amount of fuel on board, the times cannot be compared one-to-one. Hamilton is in eighth time, but you can count on him to be a lot faster tomorrow.
Great Britain GP 2nd Free Practice 2021
01. Max Verstappen
02. Charles Leclerc
03. Carlos Sainz
04. Esteban Ocon
05. Sergio Perez
Dates and times of the GP of Great Britain 2021
Saturday 17 July 2021
sprint race: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sunday 18 July 2021
Race: 4 p.m.