The Dutchman and two-time world champion max verstappen (Red Bull) dominated again in practice from montmelo with the best time of the second session, followed by the local Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) and German Niko Hulkenberg (Haas).
The second practice on Friday for the GP in Barcelona featured the same weather conditions as his first turns earlier in the day, breaking with the forecasts of possible rain that they had previously anticipated.
The session was a reiteration in terms of his intention in the first round, with the teams tuning up the cars and adapting to the best ones that have been implemented after the start of the campaign.
At the beginning the fastest on the track were the Ferrariwhich after the bad start in the 2023 calendar, they redesigned their pontoons to become more assimilated to the RB19a change that, at least in practice sessions, could have brought those of Maranello to the upper middle part of the insole.
After half an hour the lead returned to the usual lead of Verstappenwho only needed one good lap to demonstrate the power of the Austrian team combined with the young Dutch driver.
Who did not have such a prolific shot was ‘Czech‘, who suffered to break the barrier of the minute with 14 seconds and was relegated most of the time to fourth position. For his part, the surprise was at the expense of the pilot of Haas Niko Hulkenbergwho with an exemplary lap slipped into third position.
Esteban Ocon of Alpine and the two Ferraris of charles leclerc and Carlos Sainz They continued on the grid, which closed its top 10 with the Mercedes of George Russellthe Alfa Romeo of Valtteri Bottas and the Alpine of Pierre Gasley.
He Spanish Grand Prix will continue on Saturday with the classification at 08:00 hours in the morning, central Mexico time, and will end with the career Sunday at 07:00 hours.