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Hungarian GP: Valtteri Bottas fastest in second practice session with Lewis Hamilton second ahead of Max Verstappen


Watch the Hungarian GP live only on Sky Sports F1 this weekend, with qualifying on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Last update: 07/30/21 3:08 PM

Valtteri Bottas edged Lewis Hamilton on the fastest time of the second practice session as Mercedes edged out Red Bull championship leader Max Verstappen at the Hungarian GP.

Verstappen had narrowly dominated the Mercedes pair’s morning session on a scorching Hungaroring, but slipped behind both in the afternoon as the Dutchman struggled with balance issues on his car.

Bottas’ fastest lap in 1: 17.012 was 0.027 seconds faster than that of teammate Hamilton in their soft tire simulations. Verstappen was third at 0.298s.

“It’s so understeer it’s amazing,” said Verstappen.

Hungarian GP: Valtteri Bottas fastest in second practice session with Lewis Hamilton second ahead of Max Verstappen

Hungarian GP: Valtteri Bottas fastest in second practice session with Lewis Hamilton second ahead of Max Verstappen 1:00
After the dramatic and controversial events at Silverstone, don’t miss the Hungarian GP live only on Sky Sports F1 this weekend.

After the dramatic and controversial events at Silverstone, don’t miss the Hungarian GP live only on Sky Sports F1 this weekend.

Alpine had an impressive session with Esteban Ocon fourth and Fernando Alonso seventh.

But Sergio Perez once again lagged behind his main rivals, finishing 0.8 seconds into second Red Bull.

Pierre Gasly backed up his strong P1 performance with another top six, with Sebastian Vettel just ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris for Aston Martin.

After heavily damaging the back of his AlphaTauri during a morning crash at turn four, Yuki Tsunoda was only able to get back on track in time for a single lap launched at the end of the session.

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