LIVE: The second free practice session for the Russian Grand Prix

25-09-2020 12:30
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LIVE: The second free practice session for the Russian Grand Prix

The Grand Prix weekend in Russia started with the first free practice this morning, but now it is time for the second practice in Sochi. Can Max Verstappen battle with the Mercedes duo or will Mercedes look likely for another 1-2 in Sunday's race? Follow live updates below. 

The 10th Grand Prix of the 2020 F1 season will be held at the Sochi Autodrom with 30,000 fans. After the first race was cancelled in Australia, not many people had predicted many races this year. However, we are over halfway through the Formula 1 season which has been adapted as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Mercedes remain the best

Just like in previous years, it is Mercedes that lead Formula 1 in 2020. Combine that with the history in Russia and you almost know for sure who will win this weekend. Never before has a team other than Mercedes won in Sochi and so Verstappen has a big challenge ahead of him this weekend. In fact, Verstappen has never even been on podium here in five attemps.

In the second free practice session, teams and drivers always try to find the perfect set-up for both qualifying and the race. In the first part of the session, the drivers attempt to set their fastest times for their qualifying runs. Then the long runs follow and it is time to see who has the best balance when it comes to race set-up. 

LIVEBLOG: The second free practice for the Russian Grand Prix

 

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