Ferrari in front of Mercedes in FP2 at Sakhir

Ferrari in front of Mercedes in FP2 at Sakhir

Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen

The Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel were first and second in the second Friday practice at the Bahrain International Circuit. The session though did not finish well for the Finnish driver. He had to stop on the circuit because of a loose front right wheel. A mechanic in the Scuderia tried to signal that there was something wrong but Raikkonen had already taken off. The stewards announced that they would look into it.

The Mercedes rivals were third and fourth in the standings as Valtteri Bottas was in front of Lewis Hamilton. The difference between Raikkonen’s and Bottas’ times was 0.563sec.

Max Verstappen managed to get through part of his program after losing the whole first practice. This time he was faster than his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo.

Teams dedicated most of the session to long runs with the different types of tyres that Pirelli has nominated for this race weekend. There were some spins during the practice but none with serious consequences.