Max Verstappen posted the fastest time a Red Bull one-two in the second Formula 1 practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday afternoon at Spa. While another engine penalty ensured Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s race from the back row.
Verstappen finished three-tenths of a second clear of teammate Daniel Ricciardo at the top of the timesheets, Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg made an impressive start to the weekend by finishing third-fastest for Force India, with teammate Sergio Perez following half a second behind in P5.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel split the pair in fourth, while Kimi Raikkonen was seventh in the second SF16-H.
Haas F1 duo Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez both finished inside the top 10 in FP2, ending up P8 and P10 respectively at the checkered flag. Jenson Button was ninth for McLaren.
Hamilton took a 15-place grid penalty in the morning session for having changed too many engine parts, and took another 15-place hit following another component change for the afternoon.
McLaren speedy, Fernando Alonso handed a 35-place grid penalty for multiple component changes following a water leak in first practice.