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2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix FP2 report and highlights: Ocon leads Perez and Russell in final practice before Brazil sprint

2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix FP2 report and highlights: Ocon leads Perez and Russell in final practice before Brazil sprint

Esteban Ocon topped the timesheets ahead of today’s F1 Sprint by taking the lead in the second and final practice session for the São Paulo Grand Prix.

Ocon posted a time of 1m 14.604s to lead Sergio Perez by 0.184s in P2, while George Russell’s Mercedes was third fastest in the session.

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It was the second of two 60-minute practice sessions in Brazil, with teams using the first part of Saturday’s run to assess the tires they will use in Saturday night’s sprint and Sunday’s São Paulo Grand Prix.

Ocon’s team-mate Fernando Alonso is fourth with Max Verstappen fifth, Lewis Hamilton sixth and Pierre Gasly’s AlfaTauri seventh.

1


Esteban
Okon
OCO
Alpine

1:14.604

2


Sergio
Perez
PER
Olympic Games Red Bull Racing

+0.184s

3


George
Russell
RUS
Mercedes

+0.312 s

4


Fernando
Alonso
Hello
Alpine

+0.445s

5


Max
Verstappen
VER
Olympic Games Red Bull Racing

+0.494s

Haas stepped up with another strong showing in FP2 on Friday, with Mick Schumacher ahead of team-mate Kevin Magnussen in eighth – he took his first pole position yesterday – the ninth.

McLaren’s Lando Norris overtook Carlos Sainz to reach the top ten. five-seater grid penalty for tomorrow’s Grand Prix after receiving the sixth internal combustion engine of the season – and the 12th Yuki Tsunoda’s other AlfaTauri.

The second Ferrari of Charles Leclerc was 14th ahead of Daniel Ricciardo in 13th, with last year’s São Paulo sprint winner Valtteri Bottas 15th for Alfa Romeo.

Perez finished second in Stage 2 at Interlagos

Nicolas Latifi, who took to the grass straight away at Turn 12 to bring out the yellow flags, dropped to 16th, ahead of Aston Martin duo Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel in 17th and 18th respectively.

Zhou Guanyu was 19th for Alfa Romeo, while Logan Sargeant, who led the session from Alex Albon in the Williams, finished 20th, although with 28 laps to go he was awarded an extra point in his Superlicense.

Magnussen will lead the F1 Sprint at 1630 local time. go to RACE HUB learn more.

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