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Leclerc fastest in Austrian practice

28th June 2019, 17:06 by Bobbie Jackson

Ferrari ace Charles Leclerc posted the fastest time in second practice at the Austrian Grand Prix.

The 21-year-old will hope to put in another strong performance on Saturday, as he eyes his first ever pole position, but Friday's results were somewhat skewed after a double crash.

The second session of the day had to be stopped on two occasions after Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen both suffered heavy crashes.

Mercedes' Bottas and Red Bull's Verstappen needed their cars removed from the track after suffering damage in two separate incidents, while Sebastian Vettel spun out but was unscathed.

Bottas still managed to post the second fastest time of the session, despite only completing 12 laps, with Pierre Gasly in the Red Bull close behind in third.

Lewis Hamilton, who was fastest in the first session, had to settle for fourth spot and will be seek an improvement during qualifying.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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