Varied strategies made for a strange start to Q2, as McLaren outlined serious pace on used tyres, while Ferrari struggled sitting on the cusp of elimination.
Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll held an advantage over team-mate Fernando Alonso and sat five tenths ahead of the Spaniard and comfortably inside the top five halfway through the session.
Within a matter of minutes, the Canadian was ninth and on the edge of knockout territory, despite only sitting two tenths behind Max Verstappen atop the times – showing just how tight the field are this weekend.
However, the session sparked no surprises in the end, as both Haas cars, both Alpines and Alex Albon were eliminated at the end of Q2.
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