F1 2023 practice results: FP2 timings and lap counts from the Bahrain Grand Prix

Thomas Maher
Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso in practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Sakhir, March 2023. results

Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso in practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Sakhir, March 2023.

Fernando Alonso has set the fastest time of Friday’s second practice session in Bahrain. Here are the complete results from FP2.

Alonso was the talk of the desert as Aston Martin took pre-season testing by storm and the hype machine is only being cranked up further following a very positive display on Friday practice day at the Sakhir circuit.

The two-time World Champion finished a tenth clear of nearest rival Max Verstappen, while FP1 leader Sergio Perez rounded up the top three.

Four tenths back was Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari with Nico Hulkenberg in close quarters in P5.

Lance Stroll, still battling with injuries sustained in a recent cycling accident was a very respectable P6. Rounding off the top 10 were Pierre Gasly, Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and Zhou Guanyu.

Here’s the full PlanetF1.com report on all the events of second practice from the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Full classification

1 Fernando Alonso ASTON MARTIN 1:30.907 23 LAPS
2 Max Verstappen RED BULL +0.169 22 LAPS
3 Sergio Perez RED BULL +0.171 24 LAPS
4 Charles Leclerc FERRARI +0.460 24 LAPS
5 Nico Hulkenberg HAAS +0.469 23 LAPS
6 Lance Stroll ASTON MARTIN +0.543 25 LAPS
7 Pierre Gasly ALPINE +0.568 22 LAPS
8 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES +0.636 25 LAPS
9 Lando Norris MCLAREN +0.663 25 LAPS
10 Zhou Guanyu ALFA ROMEO +0.679 25 LAPS
11 Esteban Ocon ALPINE +0.701 23 LAPS
12 Valtteri Bottas ALFA ROMEO +0.886 26 LAPS
13 George Russell MERCEDES +0.975 23 LAPS
14 Carlos Sainz FERRARI +1.049 25 LAPS
15 Oscar Piastri MCLAREN +1.117 25 LAPS
16 Kevin Magnussen HAAS +1.203 16 LAPS
17 Alex Albon WILLIAMS +1.533 26 LAPS
18 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI +1.618 25 LAPS
19 Nyck De Vries ALPHATAURI +1.698 26 LAPS
20 Logan Sargeant WILLIAMS +1.842 27 LAPS