The Briton’s late improvements on the soft C4 tire meant he was ahead of Wednesday morning. Charles Leclercto lead the day with the best time of 1 min 19.568 s, which is 0.597 sec faster than Leclerc managed in the first four hours of launch.
As in the morning, the session was held continuously, which came as a surprise to those who expected that changes in the rules of wholesale promotions would mean that it would be difficult for teams to quickly gain a significant mile.
But again there was a divergence of mileage on the net, like Haas Alpha Romeo – both of whom changed drivers in the second session – ended the day on much lower results than the leading teams in the odds of kilometers, which led 153 Ferrari.
A total of eight teams went over 100 laps, with Red Bull being the second best of 147 in Max Ferstappen’s hands all day.
Most of the day in the table of time before the late improvements of Norris has not changed, except for drivers who jumped to the second session, making their way into the leaderboard.
This included Carlos Sainz, who took over Leclerc at the helm of F1-75 and finished the day with the third fastest time – 0.251 seconds slower than his teammate, also using C3 rubber.
Lewis Hamilton there was another racer who tested the official pre-season action for the first time in the afternoon, and the seven-time world champion made his way to the best in 1 m20,929 s – on C3 rubber – and finished the day with the fifth fastest time, one place behind his new friend on command George Russell.
Hamilton piece of the day Mercedes in the garage while the team worked on his front suspension, and the Briton’s trip was seen to be significantly bouncing as he ran down the main straight line for the last hour.
Sebastian Vettel 1 m21, 276 from the morning session remained the sixth best time, and Yuki Tsunoda 1 m 21 638 sec put him seventh for the day.
Fernando Alonso was moved to eighth place for Alpinealthough it improved its best time compared to the morning by almost two seconds to 1 m21.746 s – on C2 tires.
Ferstappen spent the entire afternoon session completing a long-term effort, which meant his time from the morning session was the best until the end, where he finished ninth in the overall standings of the day.
Walter Botas inherited from Robert Kubica at Alfa Romeo and set the 10th fastest time in the overall standings with a set of C3 tires, but he barely doubled the total number of his teammate’s lap.
In the morning, Alfa Romeo found that it was forced to work on a number of minor glitches.
Alex Albon was the first to test out Williams conceded the 11th fastest time ahead Mick Schumacher – instead of Haas Nikita Mazepin to the south.
But Schumacher was another who recorded several laps as his run was severely disrupted by damage to his floor.
Lance Stroll was the lowest ranked runner only in the afternoon with 1 m23,327 s on the C2s, which put him in 13th place, ahead of the best effort of the morning from Nicholas LatifiMazepin and Kubica.
|Paz||The driver||The team||Time||The gap||Wheels / tires|
|1||Landa Norris||McLaren||1: 19,568||103 / C4|
|2||Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||1: 20,165||+ 0.597s||80 / C3|
|3||Carlos Science||Ferrari||1: 20,416||+ 0.848s||73 / C3|
|4||George Russell||Mercedes||1: 20,784||+ 1,216s||77 / C3|
|5||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1: 20,929||+ 1,361с||50 / C3|
|6||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||1: 21.276||+ 1,708s||52 / C3|
|7||Yuki Tsunoda||Alpha Tauri||1: 21,638||+2,070 s||121 / C3|
|8||Fernando Alonso||Alpine||1: 21,746||+ 2,178s||127 / C2|
|9||Max Ferstappen||Red Bull||1: 22.246||+ 2,678s||147 / C2|
|10||Walter Botas||Alpha Romeo||1: 22,572||+ 3,004s||23 / C3|
|11||Alex Albon||Williams||1: 22,760||+ 3,192s||66 / C3|
|12||Mick Schumacher||Haas||1: 22,926||+ 3,358с||23 / C3|
|13||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||1: 23,327||+ 3,759s||67 / C2|
|14||Nicholas Latifi||Williams||1: 23,379||+ 3,811s||66 / C3|
|15||Nikita Mazepin||Haas||1: 24,505||+ 4,937s||20 / C2|
|16||Robert Kubica||Alpha Romeo||1: 25,909||+ 6,341с||9 / C3|