Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc was the fastest in the second practice ahead of the Formula 1 race for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the last in this year's championship. Leclerc achieved a result of 1:24.089 minutes. From the beginning of the race, he started quite aggressively, which paid off in the end.
Lando Norris of McLaren was second, 0.043 seconds behind, and reigning champion Max Verstappen of Red Bull was third, 0.173 seconds behind. It was a very exciting race between these three drivers, as if it was not a training session.
Alfa Romeo driver Valtteri Bottas was fourth, fifth was Sergio Perez from Red Bull, and sixth was George Russell from Mercedes. We have to point out Perez's good driving at the very beginning of the race, but later he lost the battle with the top three.
Seventh was Alfa Romeo driver Guanyue Zhou, eighth was Lewis Hamilton from Mercedes, ninth was Pierre Gasly from Alpino, and 10th was Oscar Piastri from McLaren. Training was interrupted on two occasions, due to the accidents of Carlos Sainz from Ferrari and Nick Hulkenberg from Haas.
Fortunately, there were no serious consequences and no excessive material damage.
Russel the fastest in the first practice
Earlier today, in the first training session, Russell was the fastest, who showed that good results lately are not just a coincidence.
Russell achieved a result of 1:26.072 in the first practice in which ten young drivers from nine of the 10 teams participated. Second place was taken by Felipe Drugović, who drove for Aston Martin, 0.288 seconds behind, and third was Daniel Ricardo from Alfa Tauri, 0.361 seconds behind.
Daniel Ricardo had a chance to take the second position towards the end, but he didn't succeed. The first two practice sessions gave us an incentive to wait for the main race, but we will also wait for the third practice session, which is held on Saturday before the qualifiers. The final race of the championship takes place on Sunday at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.