April 12, 2024

SINGAPORE: Carlos Sainz led a Ferrari one-two within the second free follow session (FP2) for the Singapore Grand Prix. The Marina Bay road circuit, identified for its difficult turns and tight corners, witnessed the Scuderia’s sudden surge in efficiency.

Sainz narrowly edged out his teammate Charles Leclerc to say the highest spot in Friday’s follow, leaving the Pink Bull duo struggling to match their usually excessive requirements this season.

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Mercedes’ George Russell secured the third place, adopted by the veteran Fernando Alonso in fourth, and Lewis Hamilton rounding out the highest 5.

Surprisingly, Pink Bull’s Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen discovered themselves in seventh and eighth positions, trailing behind the likes of Lando Norris, in what appeared to align with their pre-weekend predictions of a difficult Singapore Grand Prix.

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Nevertheless, it’s vital to notice that the weekend is much from over, leaving room for changes and surprises.

The session, which started beneath the dazzling floodlights, supplied the drivers with circumstances extra consultant of the particular race. Adjusting to synthetic gentle after earlier practices in pure daylight proved essential.

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Fernando Alonso set the preliminary tempo for the Aston Martin however was swiftly outperformed by Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, who clocked a outstanding 1:33.303.

Because the session progressed, the Ferrari duo continued to impress, securing the highest two spots, with Sainz posting a powerful 1:32.120, only a fraction forward of Leclerc. Even when Pink Bull made their transfer, Verstappen discovered himself 0.732s behind Sainz attributable to visitors on his flying lap.

Sergio Perez confronted challenges of his personal, battling rear grip and braking stability. “It’s simply not coming. Each braking zone, I really feel like I’m going to crash. The rear is simply stepping out massively,” Perez conveyed over the workforce radio.

Because the session transitioned from qualifying simulations to race stint simulations, lap occasions noticed no important enhancements, however essential information was collected for the groups.

With race preparations now in full swing, each Ferrari and Pink Bull shall be working tirelessly into the evening to fine-tune their methods for the Singapore Grand Prix showdown.

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