F1 Second Practice Session in Baku wraps up
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 17
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
The F1 Grand Prix of Europe Second Practice Session in Baku has wrapped up.
Lewis Hamilton from the Mercedes team had the fastest lap (1:44.233) in the Second Practice Session.
Nico Rosberg from Mercedes had the second best result (1:44.913), followed by Valtteri Bottas from Williams (1:45.336).
Twenty two drivers from 11 teams were competing in the second practice session.
Esteban Gutierrez from Haas and Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari made mistake again on the turn 3 of lap 4, as they forgot to turn their cars.
Azerbaijan is hosting the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe for the first time June 17 – June 19. The Baku circuit, which is slightly over 6 kilometers, will have the racers to go 51 laps. Overall, 11 teams, each with two drivers, will compete in the race.
The race layout incorporates the medieval walls of the old city (Icheri Sheher) and a long high-speed blast along the shores of the Caspian Sea. The maximum estimated speed at the race is 340 km/h.
GP2 first race, Formula 1 third practice session and Formula 1 qualifying will be held on the second day of the races on June 18, while the GP2 second race and 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe will be held on the last day of the races, June 19.
Follow the author on Twitter: @MaksimTsurkov