Verstappen fastest in 2nd practice, Hamilton penalized again
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) Max Verstappen posted the fastest time ahead of Red Bull teammate Daniel Riccirado in the second practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday, while another engine penalty ensured Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's race from the back row.
Hamilton took a 15-place grid penalty in the morning session for having changed too many engine parts, and took another 15-place hit following another component change.
He won't be the only illustrious name at the back of the class, with two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso handed a 35-place grid penalty for multiple component changes following a water leak in first practice.
Who starts last will be decided by Saturday's qualifying.
Hamilton and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg were slower during the afternoon session because they ran on harder medium tires.