The rain never came, except for a few harmless drops and the two SF71Hs in the hands of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen managed to have a good run through both Friday sessions. All the three available compounds were tried out, and although the last attempt at a fast lap was cut short for Seb by a red flag caused by Gasly’s Toro Rosso, the two Scuderia Ferrari drivers managed to cover a fair distance also in race trim.
As in the morning session Kimi Räikkönen ended up sixth in the second Ferrari, this time 0.686s off the pace and a little under half a second behind team-mate Sebastian Vettel: “It was a normal Friday session.” – Kimi said, as reported by Scuderia Ferrari’s official website at the end of the second free practice session – “Obviously, we have some work to do to find the right set-up for tomorrow, like at any other race. It’s hard to judge our performance compared to other teams, because we don’t know what the other were doing, but in general it was not too bad. Tomorrow we will see where we are.” – the Finnish driver concluded.
2018 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix – Free Practice 2
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 37 1:04.579
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 42 1:04.755 0.176
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 53 1:04.815 0.236
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 48 1:05.031 0.452
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 48 1:05.125 0.546
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 42 1:05.265 0.686
7 Romain Grosjean Haas 38 1:05.429 0.850
8 Kevin Magnussen Haas 41 1:05.559 0.980
9 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 31 1:05.758 1.179
10 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 47 1:05.930 1.351