All the action from the second practice session at the Bahrain Grand Prix, as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg once again dominated proceedings.
19:30 – That’s it from Bahrain for today. Plenty of action on Friday, and there’s sure to be much more to come over the rest of the weekend. Bye for now!
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19:27 – Back to the fast cars, Button now running on the Mediums as he tries to sneak in one or two laps before the end of the session.
19:25 – It’s only FP2 and two cars, Ferrari and Haas, have already been lifted back to the pits with a crane.
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19:23 – Grosjean’s front wing was clipped on the curb which caused the debris on the track.
19:20 – Scratch that. Button also radios his team to say he has problems now. Virtual safety car BACK on the track. There also seems to be debris on the surface.
19:19 – Word coming out that Vettel’s malfunction could be a gear box issue. Virtual safety car pulled off the track now.
19:17 – Virtual safety car now on track while Vettel’s car gets moved out the way.
19:16 – Vettel stops the car and radio’s his team saying something is wrong with the Ferrari.
19:12 – Teams going on softs now as the session draws to a close.
19:10 – Vandoorne still running slower than Button at the moment and retreats back to the pits and puts on the softs.
19:07 – Ricciardo has only managed to complete 10 laps so far.
19:05 – Verstappen, Gutierrez and Magnussen all running on softs during this stint. Just 25 minutes of the session left!
19:00 – Renault’s Magnussen now running on softs as they hope to get as much data as possible.
18:57 – Ricciardo goes back into the pits now.
18:54 – Since the radio communication has been restricted, it seems teams around the grid have opted for a more informative dashboard to feed the drivers information.
18:52 – Haryanto getting ready to go out again. All eyes on him now after his indifferent performance at the last race weekend.
18:50 – Button back in the pits now after that impressive lap.
18:47 – Raikkonen goes faster than Vettel in 5th with 1:32.452.
18:46 – Raikkonen on supersofts now, and burning his tyres, fast!
18:45 – Vandoorne on the track now hoping to replicate Button’s hot lap on the supersofts.
18:44 – Verstappen also pips Vettel to fourth place so far.
18:40 – Button goes third on the leaderboard! Puts in a quick time of 1:32.281.
18:38 – Renault drivers Palmer and Magnussen put in times just outside the top 10, more or less the same situation they had in Melbourne.
18:37 – Interestingly, Raikkonen has now done 20 laps on mediums. What are Ferrari up to?
18:36 – Hamilton also on the supersofts now. The two Mercedes teammates look to be having a battle of their own right now. Early preview of what’s to come on Sunday?
18:35 – Rosberg on the supersofts, pushing hard and on a hot lap and already claims the first sector in no time.
18:32 – The Haas Frenchman goes sixth fastest with 1:33.384.
18:30 – Grosjean joins the Williams duo on the supersofts now.
18:27 – Massa and Bottas go on the supersofts. This is the first time we get to witness them in Bahrain. Massa sets a quick time straight away with 1:32.873. Bottas joins him in the 1:32’s. Surprisingly Rosberg, Hamilton and Vettel, who are running on softs, are still faster than them.
18:25 – Hamilton takes a break as the Mercedes team pushes him back to the garage.
18:22 – Rosberg, Hamilton and Vettel continue to lead the pack after 20 minutes into FP2. No-one else looks threatening.
18:20 – Hulkenberg looking good going around the track, running on mediums. Force India will be to get as much data as possible on that compound.
18:18 – Haas’ Gutierrez locks up his back wheel while taking a turn in the desert.
18:16 – Vettel running on softs now, not running as fast as the Silver Arrows though, who seem to be dominating lap times once again in FP2.
18:15 – Raikkonen on the mediums, puts in a lap of 1:35.164.
18:14 – Hamilton now also on a hot lap, just falls short of his German teammate though with 1:32.383
18:12 – McLaren’s new number 44 puts in his first lap in FP2, will interesting to see how hard he will push for the rest of the weekend.
18:11 – WOW! Rosberg puts in a very fast lap at 1:32.173, two seconds ahead of Gutierrez (1:34.186)
18:10 – Wehrlein puts in the first lap of FP2 with a time of 1:35.848. Fernando Alonso looks quite bleak sitting with his technical team after it was announced he was not fit to compete this weekend.
18:05 – Lewis Hamilton gets geared up while Nico Rosberg decides to take it easy for now.
18:02 – Green light shown! Manor and Ferrari out of the pits first to get us started.
18:00 – And we’re underway in Bahrain!
17:53 – Just a recap of FP1: Nico Rosberg blitzed the competition, including Lewis Hamilton, as cooler conditions in Bahrain meant a dramatic fall in lap times in FP1. Will be interesting to see how teams adjust their cars now that the flood lights are on as night falls.
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