F1 2024 Australian Grand Prix – Practice 2 Results

The 2024 Formula 1 season continues with FP2 at the Australian Grand Prix as Charles Leclerc takes Ferrari to the top in Melbourne

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Ferrari fans can rejoice as Charles Leclerc put in a sensational lap in Free Practice 2 at the 2024 Australian Grand Prix, a full 0.381s ahead of Max Verstappen in the Red Bull. Verstappen‘s session started late due to Red Bull addressing floor damage from FP1, while Alex Albon missed FP2 entirely following a crash in the first session.

Carlos Sainz was third, marking a strong return for the Spaniard after recent surgery. The session saw competitive times from Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso in fourth and fifth, while Mercedes’ George Russell managed sixth amid off-track excursions by various drivers.

Logan Sargeant faced challenges with an early spin and multiple off-track moments but finished the session in 13th. Meanwhile, home crowd favorite Daniel Ricciardo landed in 12th place, with teams like Sauber working to overcome recent pit stop issues.

As the Melbourne track action wrapped up on Friday, teams and drivers geared up for Saturday’s final practice and qualifying, analyzing data to refine their strategies and setups for the weekend.

F1 2024 Australian GP – FP2 results

Pos.DriverTeamTime
1Charles LeclercFerrari1:17.277
2Max VerstappenRed Bull+0.381
3Carlos SainzFerrari+0.430
4Lance StrollAston Martin+0.545
5Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+0.635
6George RussellMercedes+0.674
7Oscar PiastriMcLaren+0.800
8Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.813
9Lando NorrisMcLaren+0.878
10Yuki TsunodaRB+0.911
11Zhou GuanyuSauber+1.144
12Daniel RicciardoRB+1.257
13Logan SargeantWilliams+1.301
14Valtteri BottasSauber+1.308
15Pierre GaslyAlpine+1.414
16Nico HulkenbergHaas+1.425
17Esteban OconAlpine+1.428
18Lewis HamiltonMercedes+1.557
19Kevin MagnussenHaas+1.998
20Alex AlbonWilliams
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