Racing Level’s Sergio Perez claimed third place, with the Ferrari and Purple Bull drivers ending properly adrift of their main Class A rivals within the classification.
Initially of the 90-minute session on the Purple Bull Ring, Romain Grosjean led the sphere out – the Haas driver trying to make up for misplaced time in FP1, the place a brake problem had confined him to the storage for a lot of the morning session.
McLaren’s Carlos Sainz set the primary actual flying lap of the session – a 1m06.886s on the arduous rubber – earlier than Lance Stroll deposed him with a 1m05.469s on the mediums.
Hamilton accomplished few laps within the early levels, however when he headed out after 25 minutes on the mediums he improved over three laps to take the highest spot with a 1m05.095s.
A couple of minutes later, the sphere switched to qualifying simulation efforts on the softs, with Sergio Perez and his Racing Level teammate Stroll lighting up the time screens.