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Free Practice 2 results - Australian Grand Prix 2017 // Palmer crashes out during second Melbourne session

Palmer experienced less time in the cockpit than planned
Credit: Renault Sport F1

Lewis Hamilton was on top of the timesheets for the afternoon session in Australia, but Sebastian Vettel managed to split the Mercedes duo as Ferrari hauled themselves up the order. Red Bull suffered some damage to the underfloor of Max Verstappen's car, when the Dutch driver ran through the gravel trap, but that was nothing compared to Marcus Ericsson. He caused a virtual safety car period when he became beached in the gravel trap.

Meanwhile, Jolyon Palmer ended his day with significant damage to the Renault after hitting the walls, and Felipe Massa stopped out on track with an electrical issue.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:23.62034
2Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:24.16735
3Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:24.17634
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:24.52530
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:24.65027
6Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:25.0138
7Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:25.08434
8Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:25.43629
9Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:25.47836
10Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:25.49339
11Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:25.59135
12Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:26.00019
13Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:26.14537
14Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:26.3316
15Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:26.49829
16Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:26.52527
17Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:26.60833
18Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:26.91930
19Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:27.2798
20Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:27.5494