The Ferrari driver has no chance in the first units of Spa-Francorchamps and is only behind. Unexpectedly, the Mercedes duo from Hamilton and Bottas did not finish at the top.
Max Verstappen set the fastest time of the day in the second practice for the Belgian Grand Prix. The 22-year-old Dutchman, born in Hasselt, Belgium, relegated Daniel Ricciardo with 48 thousandths of a second to second place in the fastest of the two and a half hours of training on Friday afternoon.
Third was Formula 1 leader Lewis Hamilton. The winner of four of the six races of the season so far missed 98 thousandths of a second over Verstappen, who is second in the standings, 37 points behind Hamilton.
Sebastian Vettel experienced a prelude to oblivion. 48 hours before the race on Sunday (from 3.10 p.m. in the live ticker on Chillreport), the four-time world champion only ended up in 17th place. Vettel had to struggle with the Ferrari again and again and offered a few brakes. He was almost two seconds behind Verstappen.