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Mexican GP: Williams Martini still down the times in FP2

By Andrew Hooper
October 27 2018

The second Friday practice session for the 2018 Mexican GP would see the Williams Martini team finish with their drivers in 16th and 18th. Lance Stroll would reverse the positions from FP1 this time ahead of Sergey Sirotkin. The team would continue to work on issues with tyres with the drivers sharing the tyre testing with Lance focusing on the ultrasoft and Sergey the superosft. 

 Williams Martini Mexican GP Friday 2nd Practice

Team Summary:
The second Friday practice session for the Williams Martini team saw a split strategy been used with Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin running on different tyres during the session. Their opening run would see Lance using the ultrasoft while Sergey was supersoft. There early times would see them at the bottom of the times but both would switch to the hypersoft which would see them jump up the times to see Lance jump from 20th to 10th. At the same time Sergey had also improved to be 11th. Both drivers would continue with long runs on the hypersoft tyre but late in the session Lance would return to the ultrasoft and Sergey the supersoft. Sergey would complete a total of twenty two laps on this tyre in his final run while Lance would complete twelve. At the end of the session both drivers had dropped down the times to see Lance finish in 16th and Sergey 18th. It was another session that was a struggle for both drivers in terms of their pace but it was still productive.

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull-Renault 1m16.720s - 21
2 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1m16.873s 0.153s 32
3 Carlos Sainz Renault 1m17.953s 1.233s 35
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m17.954s 1.234s 42
5 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1m18.046s 1.326s 36
6 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso-Honda 1m18.061s 1.341s 35
7 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m18.100s 1.380s 40
8 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m18.133s 1.413s 42
9 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1m18.140s 1.420s 40
10 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1m18.167s 1.447s 24
11 Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 1m18.485s 1.765s 24
12 Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1m18.733s 2.013s 39
13 Charles Leclerc Sauber-Ferrari 1m19.024s 2.304s 39
14 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso-Honda 1m19.047s 2.327s 36
15 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Renault 1m19.096s 2.376s 30
16 Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 1m19.219s 2.499s 25
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1m19.322s 2.602s 41
18 Sergey Sirotkin Williams-Mercedes 1m19.335s 2.615s 37
19 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Renault 1m19.543s 2.823s 31
20 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1m19.670s 2.950s 35
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