Red Bull’s Sergio Perez topped the timesheet during FP2 in Baku ahead of teammate Max Verstappen in second – who proved fastest on the earlier FP1 timesheet.
Speaking after FP2, Perez said; “We have made very good progress.
“After Monaco, we did a very deep analysis and today it was like ‘I finally understand a bit more this car’ and how I need to drive it.
“I think this is the best Friday of the season.
“The most complete Friday in terms of data and how I feel in the car.
“We are definitely going to be in the mix.”
Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc were close to the championship leaders in third and fourth in FP2, while Mercedes prove to be off-form once again in P11 and P16 by the end of today.
More to follow.
Here are the full results from FP2: