WATCH: Ride onboard with Charles Leclerc on the fastest lap of day one at the Circuit of The Americas


Charles Leclerc was the fastest driver on day one of running in Austin, with the Monegasque driver topping the timesheets of the extended second practice session.

Lengthened from 60 to 90 minutes for Pirelli’s prototype 2023 tyre test, Leclerc was one of three drivers – along with Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas – allowed to run their own tailored programmes in FP2, after the trio sat out FP1 so that their teams could run rookie drivers.

FP2: Leclerc tops extended practice session in Austin as drivers test 2023 Pirelli tyres

Leclerc set a time of 1m 36.810s, on the medium tyre, which was 0.715s faster than Bottas’s time set on the softs. Ricciardo rounded out the top three, with a time that was 0.817s off Leclerc’s fastest lap.

Click on the video player above to ride onboard Leclerc on the fastest lap of the day around the Circuit of The Americas.

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