Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Ricciardo fastest, Wehrlein and Palmer crash
  2. Hamilton struggles for grip - is fifth
  3. Ricciardo fastest in first practice, Giovinazzi and Palmer crash
  4. Final practice Saturday at 10:00 BST

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

Get involved

..
Getty Images

A perfect way for Daniel Ricciardo to start his pursuit of a second win of the season as he finished fastest in both practice sessions.

Plenty for his rivals to ponder, however, with Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel having low key and, at times, scrappy sessions. Keeping their cards close to their chest? Most probably.

The picture, as ever, will become clearer tomorrow. Join us for build up to final practice from 09:30 BST.

Here's Andrew Benson's take on today and I'll see you later.

Fancy trying to predict what the top three will look like in qualifying? Head here to make your predictions.

.
.

Vote result

The results are in and 58% of people agree that cockpit protection is needed, however 35% do not think the halo is the right answer.

.
.

Tom Clarkson

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

It has not been closer in Formula 1 in 2017 between those three top teams than we have seen this afternoon.

The top six separated by just 0.4 seconds.

Good luck predicting how qualifying is going to pan out...

Formula 1
Getty Images

FP2 top 10

1) Ricciardo 1:18.455

2) Vettel

3) Bottas

4) Raikkonen

5) Hamilton

6) Verstappen

7) Hulkenberg

8) Alonso

9) Sainz

10) Vandoorne

Lewis Hamilton slides off the track right at the end, but manages to avoid it turning into anything big than a little wobble. He finishes the session fifth quickest.

Chequered flag

And there's the chequered flag as Daniel Ricciardo tops the timesheet for the second time today.

Daniel Ricciardo
Getty Images

A minute to go and, unsurprisingly, no improvements from the front runners.

Kevin Magnussen, who got out late into the session, is improving though. He's up to 17th after a 1:21.345.

A problem for Felipe Massa. He reports a gearbox issue and is heading back to base. Looks like that's the end of his session.

Every other car apart from the retired ones are out on the track to squeeze in some laps in the final four minutes.

Felipe Massa
Getty Images

"What is Vettel doing!? Honestly," says Romain Grosjean.

The Frenchman feels he was blocked by Sebastian Vettel.

Not a happy chap at all today.

Go! Go! Go!

Jolyon Palmer is sporting a face like absolute thunder as he walks down the pit lane back to the Renault garage.

His stricken Renault and debris from it has been cleaned up and the session gets back under way.

Ten minutes left on the clock.

View more on twitter

App users may need to click on the above to view the tweet.

A Friday to forget for Jolyon Palmer, who absolutely needed things to go well, especially with Robert Kubica testing for the team in Hungary in a couple of days.

Jolyon Palmer
Getty Images

Tom Clarkson

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

Jolyon Palmer over corrected, he's gone off and destroyed the right rear of his car.

The team principal of Renault shakes his head. This is a weekend Jolyon really needed to go well.

Red flag

Oh no!

Jolyon Palmer has gone off at the final corner and hit the barrier side on, wrecking the right rear of his Renault.

"Car OK, Jolyon?" the Briton is asked.

"No," is the reply.

Times so far

.
.

Tom Clarkson

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

I do hope there are no issues because McLaren have looked competitive, certainly relative to their pace this season.

Uh oh. Problem for McLaren? Stoffel Vandoorne is creeping back to the pits after being told to box.

Romain Grosjean
Getty Images

Pascal Wehrlein has been given the all clear by the FIA as drivers crack on with their race preparations for the final half hour.

Go! Go! Go!

The session is back under way with 27 minutes left on the clock.

Good news, K-Mag fans. The Haas has been put back together and Magnussen heads out for the first time in second practice.

.
F1.com

Pascal Wehrlein is whisked away for a precautionary check-up. He said he was OK, but hopefully that hefty shunt hasn't aggravated the injury he suffered at the Race of Champions.

While we wait for second practice to get back under way, worth noting that Nico Hulkenberg continues to impress as the best of the rest. The top six are a class apart but Hulkenberg is seventh, 1.2 seconds off the pace.

McLaren are also quietly going about their business. Fernando Alonso is currently P8, 1.3 seconds off the benchmark time.

Nico Hulkenberg
Getty Images

Pascal Wehrlein lost the back end of his Sauber in pretty much the same spot as Antonio Giovinazzi in first practice and could do nothing as he slid into the barriers at high speed.

The crane is on to lift the heavily damaged Sauber off the track.

Pascal Wehrlein
Getty Images

Red flag

Red flag!

Pascal Wehrlein has dumped his Sauber heavily into the barriers at Turn 11. He is OK, fortunately, the car not so much.

Pascal Wehrlein
Getty Images

Get involved #bbcf1

Adam F: @redbullracing certainly have pace … although @danielricciardo seems to have most of it. Getting more out of the upgrades than VES?

Max Verstappen loses a fair chunk of time in the final sector and he stays sixth quickest.

Just half a second separate the top six. Not much between the top three teams.

Tweakage done, Max Verstappen is out now on the super-soft compound.

Lewis Hamilton is also back out for another run on super-softs, so we're not quite done with qualifying simulation runs yet...

Max Verstappen
Getty Images

"I feel like I can go quicker," says Daniel Ricciardo.

He's told to go for it.

The Australian is just 0.019s away from beating the fastest ever lap time set here - a 1:18.436 set by Rubens Barrichello in 2004.

Ricciardo back on top

Now Dan's hooking it up! Ricciardo nails his qualifying simulation lap to go fastest of everybody with a 1:18.455.

Meanwhile, the Ferraris and the Mercedes have pitted, looks like that's the end of their qualifying runs.

Daniel Ricciardo is out on the super-softs but not yet putting together a fast lap.

Max Vrstappen is still in the pits, his car up on the jacks for some adjustments.

Daniel Ricciardo
Reuters

Kimi Raikkonen does the old turn it off and back on again as a system reboot gets him back up and running. He scoots on back to the pits so Ferrari can take a closer look at the issue, if there is one.

Kimi Raikkonen
Getty Images

Felipe Massa spins at the exit of Turn 5, briefly bringing out the yellow flags before the camera cuts to a crawling Ferrari.

It's Kimi Raikkonen as he slowly pulls off the track. "I have no power," he reports. "What can I do?"

Blink and you'll miss it! There's more movement at the top of the order than a Salsa class as Valtteri Bottas splits the Ferraris, clocking 1:18.656, just 0.018s down on Sebastian Vettel's time.

No sign of the Red Bulls for their qualifying runs yet, though...

... and Sebastian Vettel is quicker than Lewis Hamilton overall. The German does a 1:18.638 to move top of the order.

Soon after, Kimi Raikkonen improves with 1:18.755 to go second. A Ferrari one-two at the moment...

Lewis Hamilton subsequently lowers the benchmark with a 1:18.779.

Sebastian Vettel, though, is quicker than Hamilton through the first sector...

Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer in Hungary

That time Raikkonen set on the super-softs was slower than Hamilton set on the softs, which isn't hugely encouraging.

The front runners are out on super-softs and you know what that means - qualifying runs o'clock. Kimi Raikkonen is the first to set a time on the red-walled compound and goes second quickest with 1:18.980.