F1 Spanish Grand Prix Live : Lewis Hamilton fastest in the 2nd practice

Lewis Hamilton set the pace from team-mate Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes dominated Friday practice at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Hamilton was 0.287secs up on Bottas in the second session after Bottas topped the first by 0.039secs. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was 0.821secs off in third.

Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo was fourth fastest, ahead of the surprising Haas of Romain Grosjean in fifth.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was sixth and McLaren’s Carlos Sainz seventh.

The Racing Point of Sergio Perez, returning after a two-race absence because he contracted coronavirus, was eighth fastest, from Renault’s Esteban Ocon and Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who has a new chassis this weekend after a crack was discovered in his old one after the last race at Silverstone, was 12th, 0.3secs behind Leclerc.

And Red Bull’s Alex Albon was 0.8secs off team-mate Verstappen in 13th.

Earlier in the first practice session, Hamilton’s partner Bottas finished on top. Max Verstappen Red Bull finished the practice 1 in the number 3 position.