The two Scuderia Ferrari drivers topped the time sheet in the second free practice session for the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, with Charles Leclerc fastest just four thousandths of a second faster than Carlos Sainz.
57 laps. Both drivers began the session on Medium tyres, Carlos posting a time of 1’13”412, which was just 25 thousandths quicker than Charles. Having switched to the Softs, Sainz stopped the clocks in 1’12”349 but Leclerc beat that time by a mere four thousandths. From then on, the duo focussed on running the car in race trim, with a heavier fuel load, Charles running Medium tyres and Carlos the Softs.
The session began 15 minutes late, as Formula 2 qualifying overran because of a red flag. There was also five minute interruption after Yuki Tsunoda went off the track in the closing minutes. When it restarted for just a few laps, the Scuderia drivers switched tyre compounds. Charles did 27 laps and Carlos did 30.