Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo led the way on Friday’s Free Practice 2 session with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen just behind but the talking point for was the amount of running off at corners and the challenge that the Ultrasoft Pirelli tires are going to bring to the race.
The softest compound to have raced in Baku, the teams had to make their selection a long time ago without really knowing just how soft these compounds were. The tire selection for this race means that given the lack of durability in the Ultrasofts as well as the lower time deltas than the teams expected mean that the Supersoft may be the route to go yet the teams may not have selected enough sets for the race.
Keep you eye peeled for some creative strategy and interesting choices as Pirelli may have achieved their goal of two or more pit stops per race in Baku.
|1||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull/Renault||1m42.795s||–||35|
|3||Max Verstappen||Red Bull/Renault||1m42.911s||0.116s||27|
|7||Esteban Ocon||Force India/Mercedes||1m43.814s||1.019s||30|
|12||Sergio Perez||Force India/Mercedes||1m44.142s||1.347s||31|
|15||Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso/Honda||1m44.712s||1.917s||39|
|18||Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso/Honda||1m45.051s||2.256s||36|