By James Galloway
Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes has suffered a loss of power during Exercise Two Ahead of the Dutch GP
Lewis Hamilton lost the most of second practice at the Dutch GP after a power issue stopped his Mercedes on job, as Charles Leclerc led a surprise one-two for Ferrari.
Hamilton, the three-pointer championship leader, was on his third round when he got a power loss of his Mercedes engine and was told: switch off the car.
In a weekend in which title rival Max Verstappen is set until experience enormous support at the first Dutch GP for 36 years, Hamilton’s session death was cheered by the crowd.
“It’s not the end of the worldsaid Hamilton of the standstill.
“It was a beautiful day in terms of weather and it’s great to see the crowd. There are so many people here and it is good see people hyped. All energy die the Dutch fans bring.
“This morning I only had about 20 minutes of run with die red flag so it sets of course us on the back foot but Valtteri looked like He had a good session, so hopefully we can try to make it tomorrow up for some of the time.”
Lewis Hamilton reflects on the problems on his Mercedes during his Practice Two session.
Sky F1’s Ted Kravitz reported the engine in die from Hamilton car was it one in the trinity pool with most kilometers traveled.
With the world champion offside for the remainder of the hour, the workload of Mercedes for afternoon practice therefore rested with Valtteri Bottas in the sister car. The Finn completed 33 laps in the fourth fastest time.
That put Mercedes ahead of Red Bull’s Verstappen, but what would the Dutchman have been? best the round of the soft tire was compromised by a second red flag of the session when Nikita Mazepin his Hare in the gravel spun.
The second flag of this session came over courtesy of Hare by Nikita Mazepin
But Verstappen let his car’s promise on the later heavier fuel runs.
Drivers get a grip with acrobatic – and relentless – Zandvoort
although a lot of the grid drivers raced on the twisty and narrow Dutch seaside event location in junior formula, the track has been significantly reprofiled for his F1 return – met especially angled bends of built around 19 degrees in turns 3 and 14.
Both of The opening day’s sessions were tainted by red flags. Sebastian Vettel’s Mercedes-engined Aston Martin had already stopped on track in Practice one for the delays of the afternoon.
The stop-start narrative meant it was right more difficult than usual on a friday to work together a clear competitive picture, although Ferrari undoubtedly showed promise on the kind of follow that should suit them package.
Leclerc set the days best time of 1:10.902, which was a tenth lead of team- mate Sainz. Esteban Ocon was close behind in third for alpine with Bottas and Verstappen round out out the top five.
“The Ferrari looked hooked” up around there,” said Sky F1’s Karun Chandhok. who looked at the session from the track.
“I have to say the Red Bull didn’t look like that” good on the soft strap.
unbelievable place to F1-autoto look along the track … Very lucky to over wander the track and get so close to the action.
Nice to see drivers be creative and think over several lines around the oblique corners.
— Karun Chandhok (@karunchandhok) September 3, 2021
“But the big story must be Lewis. One day and on a track where we know she just has to drive in circles, he hasn’t had that chance.”
Fernando Alonso made they are two alpines in the top six forward of Pierre Gasly of AlphaTauri and Lando Norris of McLaren. die from Hamilton one flying lap of the session was single good enough for 11th place.
Dutch GP Practice Two Timesheet
|1) Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||1:10.902|
|2) Carlos Sainz||Ferrari||+0.154|
|3) Esteban Ocon||alpine||+0.172|
|4) Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes||+0.230|
|5) Max Verstappen||Red Bull||+0.362|
|6) Fernando Alonso||alpine||+0.378|
|7) Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri||+0.560|
|8) Lando Norris||McLaren||+0.586|
|9) Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||+0.776|
|10) Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||+0.811|
|11) Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||+1.009|
|12) Sergio Perez||Red Bull||+1,044|
|13) Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri||+1,194|
|14) Lance Walk||Aston Martin||+1,234|
|15) Daniel Ricciardo||McLaren||+1.255|
|16) Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||+1.304|
|17) Mick Schumacher||Hare||+1.705|
|18) Nicholas Latifi||Williams||+1.708|
|19) Nikita Mazepin||Hare||+1.933|
|20) George Russell||Williams||+1.953|
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