Russell set the best time in second free practice for the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Hamilton and Verstappen.
The second training had a similar course to the first in some respects. The riders went out on wet tires but after a while they switched to intermediates.
The second workout lasted 90 minutes. Pirelli wanted to test the tires for next year. Due to the wet track, the test was canceled, but the duration of the free practice session remained. The next opportunity to test the tires will be given to the Austin teams.
Mick Schumacher did not take part in training, crashed after the end of the first free practice, and Haas will change chassis for preventive reasons. Schumacher damaged the front wing, nose, suspension, rims and floor.
During the second free practice session, we saw several off-track exits – by Cunoda, Pérez and Leclerc, among others.
George Russell set the best time ahead of team mate Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
|1||Giorgio Russel||Mercedes||1: 41.935||23||transient|
|2||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1: 42.170||0.235||22||transient|
|3||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1: 42.786||0.851||24||transient|
|4||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||1: 42.834||0.899||26||transient|
|5||Kevin Magnussen||Haas||1: 43.187||1,252||17||transient|
|6||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Ferrari||1: 43.204||1.269||23||transient|
|7||Fernando Alonso||Alpine||1: 43.533||1,598||14||transient|
|8||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||1: 43.733||1,798||20||transient|
|9||Stefano Ocon||Alpine||1: 43.884||1,949||13||transient|
|10||Kuan-yu Chou||Alfa Romeo||1: 44.525||2,590||17||transient|
|11||Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||1: 44.709||2,774||10||transient|
|12||Nicola Latifi||Williams||1: 44.962||3,027||16||transient|
|13||Alessandro Albon||Williams||1: 45.039||3.104||15||transient|
|14||Yuki Cunoda||Alfa Tauri||1: 45.257||3,322||27||transient|
|15||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||1: 45.261||3,326||24||transient|
|16||Lando Norris||McLaren||1: 45.885||3,950||11||transient|
|17||Daniele Ricciardo||McLaren||1: 46.030||4,095||9||transient|
|18||Launch Walk||Aston Martin||1: 46.776||4,841||21||transient|
|19||Pierre Gasly||Alfa Tauri||1: 47.109||5,174||13||transient|
9:21 am: It seems that the McLaren drivers will not go out anymore, Ricciardo is giving interviews …
9:03: Perez off the track …
9:01: It’s starting to rain a little more …
- You know
- The C
8:49: Everyone has already been or is on the track, except Schumacher, of course.
8:40: The Monegasque complained that his left front tires were out of order. Leclerc was on the exit lap.
8:39: Leclerc at the barrier … contact with the wall probably didn’t happen.
8:38: Tsunoda went off the track …
8:31: Hamilton joins in and both silver arrows are right in the lead …
8:29: Russell came out in the middle …
- You know
- Nor (timeless)
- chou (timeless)
8:15: Latifi explored an alternative circuit layout …
8:09: On the track Sainz, Ricciardo, Albon …
8:06: Side traits …
7:55 am: Mick Schumacher will not take part in the second tests, crashed after the first free practice and forced to change the chassis. On the one hand, this will probably not be possible, but even according to the rules, it is not possible to deploy two chassis in the course of a day.
7:54: Three important things to get you started … your workout should last 90 minutes. F1 has extended it for next year’s tire tests. But the test was canceled due to the wet track.
7:54: Welcome to the online coverage of the second free practice session still wet.