For his first free practice of the day (the young Liam Lawson having taken part in EL1), Max Verstappen made a big impression on the Yas Marina track in Abu Dhabi. At the wheel of his Red Bull, the reigning world champion set the best time in free practice 2 with a time of 1’25″146. He is ahead of George Russell (Mercedes) and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari).
In difficulty at the start of this session, the Briton Lewis Hamilton finally managed to grab fourth place just ahead of Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz, sixth. As for the French drivers, Esteban Ocon took seventh position, while Pierre Gasly finished in 19th place.