England’s Lewis Hamilton was the fastest this Friday in the second free practice for the Turkish Grand Prix, which will be run on Sunday, although the current world champion will face a penalty of ten places at the start for having changed the combustion unit internal propeller in your Mercedes.
Hamilton, seven times champion and current leader of the Formula 1 World Championship, set a time of 1m23s804 on his best lap at the Istanbul Park circuit, where the sixteenth stage of the season will take place. The Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) did just 166 thousandths of a second more on his best lap, in a session in which the Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), Hamilton’s guard in the positions, set the fifth fastest time, at 635 thousandths .
The third and last free practice will be held this Saturday, hours before qualifying, which will order the starting grid for Sunday’s GP. Hamilton, who was also the fastest in the first practice of the day, will be looking to make pole position to at least start in eleventh place as he has a penalty for having changed the engine of his car.