Formula 1

FP2: Red Bull’s Verstappen shrugs off issue to top second Miami practice session as Leclerc crashes late on

Max Verstappen set the fastest time of FP2 in Miami ahead of the Ferraris – though the reigning champion did complain of headrest issues throughout. As for third-placed Charles Leclerc, he brought out the only red flag of the session.

Verstappen and Ferrari’s Leclerc swapped places at the top of the timesheets early on in FP2 as both lapped on mediums, but the Red Bull driver consolidated his position when soft-tyred running began and ultimately set the benchmark with a 1m 27.930s. The Dutchman, however, complained that his HANS protection device was uncomfortable throughout the session.

Carlos Sainz finished second for Ferrari, four tenths off the pace, while his team mate Leclerc was third and under a tenth behind the Spaniard. Leclerc, however, brought out the only red flag of FP2 when he wrestled with a snap of oversteer, locked up and sent his Ferrari front-first into the barriers at Turn 7 with 10 minutes remaining.


Practice 2 results

1  Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing 1:27.930
2  Carlos SAINZ Ferrari +0.385s
3  Charles LECLERC Ferrari +0.468s
4  Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing +0.489s
5  Fernando ALONSO Aston Martin +0.730s

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