The Mercedes were narrowly behind the Red Bull of Max Verstappen in one-lap trim.
Robert Kubica started the session in dismal fashion, taking a trip into the barriers exiting the Senna esses on his first meaningful lap of the session, having sat out FP1 as Nichols Latifi took over, while the session also ended under the red flags after Daniil Kvyat crashed and his Toro Rosso caught fire.
Qualifying is set to be fraught, with positions seven to 18 separated by just half a second on the short runs.
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