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Ricciardo injury concern as Norris usurps Verstappen in FP2

A dramatic second practice session saw McLaren on top at Zandvoort.

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Lando Norris denied Max Verstappen a Friday clean sweep by taking the fastest time in second practice for the Dutch Grand Prix.

The McLaren driver's benchmark of 1:11.330 was just 0.023secs faster than the home favourite, who had been in control after FP1.

Verstappen struggled to put together a perfect lap on his Soft tyre run, suffering from a snap of oversteer when leaving the Turn 3 banking.

Williams backed up its stunning FP1 with third in the second hour courtesy of Alex Albon, who was within three-tenths of Briton Norris.

But Australia's duo of Oscar Piastri and Daniel Ricciardo lasted only 10 minutes before both crashing out at Turn 3 at the same time, though independently of each other.

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Piastri lost the back end of his McLaren on entry to the banking, sustaining damage to both the front and rear of the MCL60, whilst behind him, Ricciardo locked up and crashed in sympathy - apparently picking up pain in his hand as he held onto the steering wheel through impact.

After a 12-minute red flag period, drivers got straight to qualifying simulation runs, where Norris came out on top.

Verstappen would have been fastest had his lap come together harmoniously, whilst Albon's time suggests a light fuel load.

Lewis Hamilton was fourth for Mercedes ahead of AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda and Alpine's Pierre Gasly.

Sergio Perez was seventh in an uneventful session for the second Red Bull, whilst Lance Stroll recovered from a power unit issue in the opening hour to set the eighth-fastest time, even if he did take a trip through the Turn 12 gravel trap.

Valtteri Bottas was ninth for Alfa Romeo ahead of Fernando Alonso, whilst the Ferraris struggled for pace.

Charles Leclerc was only 11th and Carlos Sainz - who stood aside for Robert Shwartzman in FP1 - managed only 16th, all whilst taking two excursions to the gravel.

F1 2023 Dutch Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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