F1 LIVE | Second free practice for the French Grand Prix

18-06-2021 13:30
by GPblog.com
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F1 LIVE | Second free practice for the French Grand Prix

For the French Grand Prix we return to a real circuit. After two weekends where Red Bull Racing seemed to be the strongest team, the question now is whether Mercedes can fight back. The second free practice session generally reveals a lot more, so don't miss any of it with GPblog's live coverage.

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In Monaco and Azerbaijan, Mercedes missed out on many points in their title battle with Red Bull Racing. In Monaco, there was Valtteri Bottas' dramatic pit stop and Lewis Hamilton's lack of pace, and in Azerbaijan, both drivers finished outside the points, while Hamilton looked to be on his way to victory on the restart.

Is Mercedes bouncing back?

Seven points from two races is not up to Mercedes' standard, but with Max Verstappen's blowout in Baku, Red Bull also failed to take full advantage. Now that we've moved on from the street circuits, the question is whether Red Bull is still as dominant, or whether Mercedes can now string the wins together again.

In the second free practice session, most of the information becomes clear. The drivers are busy with the qualifying runs for the first part of the session, before doing the long runs at the end. Here we can see which teams are in a good position, and which teams might drop back a little. With GPblog's liveblog, you won't have to miss a thing of this session.

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