The hot conditions in Hungary didn't stop Valtteri Bottas from posting the fastest time in FP2, though the Finn admitted after that it made for a sweaty session.
Bottas finished with a time of 1:17.012, 0.027 seconds ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes responded to Max Verstappen's FP1 performance. Bottas admitted that it felt like driving in a Finnish sauna given track temperatures hit over 60 degrees celsius.
"Honestly, it feels like being in a Finnish sauna, that's a good comparison especially when you stop with the runs and you get the heat," Bottas told F1 TV. "[Feels like more than] 60 or 70 degrees in the cockpit.
"It's sweaty but out on track you get a bit of air, but it makes it quite tricky with the tyres obviously overheating. But honestly I didn't look or feel too bad compared to the others so I don't think this is a bad start for us today."
Bottas believes Mercedes have more to extract from their car heading into Saturday qualifying, when the Finn expects to battle it out for pole.
"In Practice 1 with the balance we had quite a lot of work to do but we quickly reacted and it felt quite okay," Bottas added. "For sure there's more to come, no doubt. It's good to see that most likely we'll be in the fight for pole tomorrow so that's really motivating.
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