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Valtteri Bottas accomplished a Silver Arrow sweep of Friday’s System 1 observe periods for the British Grand Prix by heading up a Mercedes one-two in FP2.
Bottas edged out Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton within the opening observe at Silverstone on Friday morning, and was in a position to ship a repeat end result within the second session to maintain the momentum gained from his victory in Austria final weekend going.
Bottas posted a quickest lap time of 1:28.496, giving him a bonus of zero.047 seconds over Hamilton behind.
Mercedes might have dominated as soon as once more on the entrance of the sector, however its benefit was trimmed between FP1 and FP2 as Ferrari bounced again from a quiet morning.
Kimi Raikkonen completed three-tenths of a second behind Bottas in third place, whereas drivers’ championship chief Sebastian Vettel was an additional zero.1s behind in P4.
Pink Bull was unable to match its tempo from FP1 as Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo dropped two positions to P5 and P6 respectively.
Nico Hulkenberg ran to seventh for Renault forward of Felipe Massa, who survived a spin at Chapel to take P8 for Williams because the workforce continued to become familiar with its replace package deal for the FW40 automotive. Massa will, nonetheless, be investigated by the stewards after an in depth second with Verstappen at Vale late within the session.
Fernando Alonso was in a position to make it by way of to the highest 10 as soon as once more for McLaren in FP2, 1.7 seconds again from Bottas on the head of the sector, whereas Esteban Ocon rounded out the highest 10 for Power India.