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Bahrain GP: Lewis Hamilton fastest, Alex Albon crashes, in Practice Two

Last Updated: 27/11/20 4:43pm



Bahrain GP: Lewis Hamilton fastest, Alex Albon crashes, in Practice Two








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Session is halted after Alex Albon hits the barriers hard during FP2 ahead of the Bahrain GP.

Session is halted after Alex Albon hits the barriers hard during FP2 ahead of the Bahrain GP.

Lewis Hamilton set the pace in a Practice Two session twice stopped by red flags at the Bahrain GP, one for a big crash for Red Bull’s Alex Albon and the other when a dog ran onto the circuit.

Hamilton completed a late qualifying simulation on the soft tyres to top the session in a best time of 1:28.971, three tenths quicker than Max Verstappen – although the Dutchman’s best lap came earlier in the session on the slower medium tyres.

But it was a session under the Bahrain floodlights to forget for Verstappen’s team-mate, Albon.

Fighting to keep his seat at Red Bull for 2021, Albon lost control of his RB16 and slammed into the barriers when running wide at the final corner mid-way through the session.

The accident did substantial damage to the right-hand side of the 24-year-old’s car and meant he missed the rest of the session.

Bahrain GP: Lewis Hamilton fastest, Alex Albon crashes, in Practice Two

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The session was briefly halted because a dog was on track during FP2 ahead of the Bahrain GP. Also listen to Sebastian Vettel’s funny radio messages.

The session was briefly halted because a dog was on track during FP2 ahead of the Bahrain GP. Also listen to Sebastian Vettel’s funny radio messages.

After the clean-up job for Albon’s crash, the session resumed but was almost immediately stopped again when a dog was spotted running around the circuit.

The session eventually resumed for real and Hamilton worked his way to the top of the order to complete a Friday double in his first appearance as a seven-time world champion.

Valtteri Bottas was third in the second Mercedes, Racing Point’s Sergio Perez fourth and Daniel Ricciardo fifth for Renault.

More to follow…




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