F1 News - Italian GP: Sebastian Vettel fastest in second practice after huge Marcus Ericsson crash
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel set the pace in second practice at the Italian Grand Prix despite a high-speed spin.
The German, 17 points behind Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in the championship, lost control at the famous Parabolica corner at the end of an impressive run.
Hamilton was third fastest, behind Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and 0.287 seconds slower than Vettel.
There was a huge accident for Sauber's Marcus Ericsson, who somersaulted several times at the first chicane.
His DRS overtaking aid did not shut as intended when the Swede hit the brakes. Ericsson was uninjured but the DRS continued to be an intermittent problem for his team-mate Charles Leclerc for the first part of the session.
Hamilton made errors on his fastest laps, running slightly wide at the second chicane a couple of times, so the absolute pace of the Mercedes was not revealed.
More to follow.
via BBC Sport - Formula 1 https://ift.tt/OHg7x6
August 31, 2018 at 09:48AM