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Hungarian GP: Bottas fastest by 0.027s in FP2; Verstappen has balance issues

The Mercedes duo ended up 1-2 with the Dutchman behind them.

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Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas ended up fastest in FP2 of F1 Hungarian GP from teammate Lewis Hamilton, while Red Bull's Max Verstappen was third.

After Red Bull's Verstappen ended up fastest in FP1 of F1 Hungarian GP, it was the Mercedes duo in FP2, with Bottas (1m17.012s) still ahead of Hamilton (1m017.039s) in FP2 where the Finn was quickest by 0.027s from his teammate.

Verstappen (1m17.310s) was third after complaints of both understeer and oversteer, while Hamilton also had a small moment in the session. The two Red Bull drivers were separated by Alpine's Esteban Ocon (1m17.759s), who did well to end up fourth fastest.

Sergio Perez (1m17.824s) was fifth as he did better than FP1, as AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly (1m18.113s) and Alpine's Fernando Alonso (1m18.169s) continued their good run in sixth and seventh. It was a double Top 10 for both the Aston Martin drivers too.

Sebastian Vettel (1m18.228s) led the way in eighth from McLaren's Lando Norris (1m18.313s), with Lance Stroll (1m18.320s) rounding out the Top 10. After looking good in FP1, the Ferrari duo finished outside the Top 10, focusing on race pace.

Charles Leclerc led teammate Carlos Sainz in 11th and 12th, with McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo in 13th from Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen, who returned to his cockpit after missing FP1, where Robert Kubica drove his car.

The Williams pair were close again with George Russell 15th ahead of Nicholas Latifi, while a late quick lap from AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda put him in 17th. The crew worked all-through the session to ready the car after FP1 crash, leaving him with one lap to do.

Haas' Mick Schumacher was 18th from Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovinazzi, whereas Haas' Nikita Mazepin rounded out the 20 runners. The Russian had a slow puncture early on, which meant, he set his best lap on the medium compound.

[Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool] [Note: This story was written on FormulaRapida.net]

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