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.