Lando Norris continues to dominate British Grand Prix, check out final FP2 results

In a thrilling second practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix, Lando Norris showcased exceptional speed, topping the timesheets and giving McLaren fans hope.

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In a thrilling second practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix, Lando Norris showcased exceptional speed, topping the timesheets and giving McLaren fans a reason to dream. Despite it being only Friday practice, where teams typically experiment with various setups and tyre strategies, Norris's performance was nothing short of impressive.

He finished the session a substantial three-tenths of a second ahead of his nearest competitor, teammate Oscar Piastri. The McLaren duo's dominance was a highlight of the day, particularly with their MCL38s equipped with a new rear wing designed for low-downforce tracks like the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Norris clocked the fastest lap, with Piastri trailing by 0.331 seconds, indicating the effectiveness of McLaren’s upgrades and raising hopes for a strong weekend performance. Driving for Red Bull, Sergio Perez managed to outpace his teammate Max Verstappen, securing the third spot on the leaderboard. 

Perez's lap time, however, was 0.434 seconds behind Norris, showing a competitive but slightly off-the-pace Red Bull. This was a positive outcome for Perez, who missed FP1 to allow junior driver Isack Hadjar some track time.

Max Verstappen fails to beat McLaren in second consecutive session

The reigning world champion, Max Verstappen faced a rare hiccup during FP2. His best effort on the soft tyres was a 1:27.233, placing him seven-tenths behind Norris. Verstappen's session was marred by an uncharacteristic mistake when he ran wide at Copse's corner, forcing him to abandon his second attempt on the soft tyres.

Nico Hulkenberg delivered a noteworthy performance for Haas, posting the fourth-quickest time of the session. This suggests that the upgrades brought by Haas are starting to pay dividends. However, it was a contrasting story for his teammate Kevin Magnussen, who ended the session at the bottom of the timesheets. An off-track excursion compromised Magnussen's session, leaving him 1.573 seconds off the pace.

As the weekend progresses, teams will refine their setups in preparation for qualifying and the race. While it is still early, the pace shown by Norris and McLaren in FP2 has certainly set the stage for an exciting Spanish Grand Prix. Fans will be eager to see if Norris can carry this momentum into the crucial sessions ahead and potentially secure a top finish on race day.

Here are the final FP2 results:  

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DRIVER

TEAM

TIME

1

Lewis HAMILTON

Mercedes

1:13.264

2

Carlos SAINZ

Ferrari

1:13.286

3

Lando NORRIS

McLaren

1:13.319

4

Pierre GASLY

Alpine

1:13.443

5

Max VERSTAPPEN

Red Bull

1:13.504

6

Charles LECLERC

Ferrari

1:13.597

7

Oscar PIASTRI

McLaren

1:13.622

8

George RUSSELL

Mercedes

1:13.722

9

Esteban OCON

Alpine

1:13.766

10

Valtteri BOTTAS

Stake

1:13.924

11

Kevin MAGNUSSEN

Haas

1:14.021

12

Nico HULKENBERG

Haas

1:14.053

13

Sergio PÉREZ

Red Bull

1:14.081

14

Fernando ALONSO

Aston Martin

1:14.091

15

Yuki TSUNODA

VCARB

1:14.211

16

Daniel RICCIARDO

VCARB

1:14.257

17

Guanyu ZHOU

Stake

1:14.345

18

Lance STROLL

Aston Martin

1:14.402

19

Alexander ALBON

Williams

1:14.807

20

Logan SARGEANT

Williams

1:15.070

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