Lewis Hamilton continued his spectacular begin to the Austrian Grand Prix weekend by topping the second Components 1 observe session on the Pink Bull Ring on Friday afternoon, edging out title rival Sebastian Vettel.
Hamilton topped FP1 earlier within the day with the fastest-ever lap of the Pink Bull Ring, however was capable of go sooner nonetheless in FP2 on a qualifying simulation, ending the day with a greatest lap of 1:05.975.
The session was removed from excellent for the Mercedes driver, with a spark plug situation forcing him to come back in and undergo a fast restore after feeling an issue by way of quite a lot of corners.
Hamilton additionally encountered bother later within the closing phases of the session, reporting an issue along with his entrance wing that compelled Mercedes to pit and produce his operating to an early finish.
Group-mate Valtteri Bottas additionally had a difficult session as he spun off at Flip 6 whereas on his qualifying simulation, narrowly avoiding the barrier. The Finn completed the day third-fastest, two-tenths of a second down on Hamilton on the high.
Vettel slotted into second place for Ferrari, zero.147 seconds behind Hamilton on the head of the sector, giving the Italian marque a lift heading into the rest of the weekend.
Max Verstappen completed fourth-fastest for Pink Bull, however was compelled to spend a part of the session after operating broad over the kerbs and struggling injury to the bodywork on his RB13 chassis. Group-mate Daniel Ricciardo completed simply behind in fifth, who was lower than four-tenths behind Hamilton on the high.
Kimi Raikkonen was sixth for Ferrari forward of Haas’ Kevin Magnussen, whereas McLaren continued its spectacular kind early within the weekend as Fernando Alonso completed eighth-fastest. Nico Hulkenberg and Romain Grosjean rounded out the highest 10 in P9 and P10 respectively.