Verstappen still fastest in Baku despite late crash

Max Verstappen continues to set the pace at the Azerbaijan GP in Baku despite crashing heavily at the end of the session after braking too late and losing the rear end on the slippery escape road.

Valtteri Bottas was second fastest for Mercedes with exactly one tenth slower time than Verstappen while Ricciardo was another hundred of a second slower than Bottas in third, with 70 laps in total for Red Bull.

Two Ferraris were fourth and fifth with Raikkonen one tenth faster than Vettel while Lance Stroll was very fast in sixth place, five places ahead of his team mate Felipe Massa in 11th.

Perez recovered after his first practice crash and finished seventh in second practice with just under one second behind Verstappen. Daniil Kvyat was eight between two Force India drivers while Lewis Hamilton managed only tenth fastest time on slower soft tyre after failing to improve his time on supersofts.

Fernando Alonso showed improved form for McLaren Honda in 12th place with 2.1 second gap to Verstappen – Spaniard was faster than Sainz, Magnussen in Haas and two Renault drivers.

But it didn’t went without problems for McLaren Honda as he pulled over with smoke from the rear end of his MCL32.

Palmer crashed in twisty and narrow turn 8 and damaged his front suspension, causing the red flag at the halfway point of the session.

Romain Grosjean was the slowest driver in the second practice after struggling with his brakes.

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Pos Nr Driver Team Time Gap Lap
1 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull TAG Heuer 1:43.362 36
2 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:43.462 0.100 32
3 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull TAG Heuer 1:43.473 0.111 34
4 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:43.489 0.127 35
5 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:43.615 0.253 35
6 18 Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 1:44.113 0.751 27
7 11 Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 1:44.306 0.944 34
8 26 Danil Kvyat Toro Rosso Renault 1:44.321 0.959 27
9 31 Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 1:44.484 1.122 37
10 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:44.525 1.163 23
11 19 Felipe Massa Williams Mercedes 1:44.609 1.247 33
12 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren Honda 1:45.515 2.153 15
13 55 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso Renault 1:45.733 2.371 34
14 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1:45.831 2.469 33
15 27 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:46.003 2.641 29
16 30 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:46.061 2.699 17
17 2 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Honda 1:46.174 2.812 28
18 94 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber Ferrari 1:47.150 3.788 25
19 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari 1:47.347 3.985 25
20 8 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1:47.722 4.360 22
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