Charles Leclerc maintained Ferrari's position at the top of the timesheets in second practice for the German Grand Prix, heading up a one-two finish for the team had of Sebastian Vettel.

After trailing Vettel by two-tenths of a second in opening practice at Hockenheim on Friday morning, Leclerc managed to take top spot in FP2 as temperatures continued to rise through the afternoon, reaching 38ºC in the air and 50ºC on the track.

Leclerc's lap of 1m13.449s saw him edge out Vettel by one-tenth of a second on the Soft compound tyre as the duo cleared both Mercedes drivers once again.

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton could only finish third-fastest, albeit a scant 0.042s off Vettel's time, with teammate Valtteri Bottas finishing a further half a second off the pace in fourth.

Max Verstappen ended the day fifth for Red Bull as teammate Pierre Gasly suffered a major setback with a crash at the final corner, bringing his session to an early end.

Gasly ran wide at the final corner and touched the gravel, causing his Red Bull RB15 car to spurt to the left and into the wall, taking the left-hand side wheels off and damaging the chassis. While Gasly walked away unharmed, the shunt was enough to bring out a red flag.

Romain Grosjean managed to lead the midfield runners for Haas in sixth place, impressing once again with the team's Australia-spec setup, while Lance Stroll put Racing Point's updates to good use en route to eighth overall. Kimi Raikkonen took P9 for Alfa Romeo, while Nico Hulkenberg closed out the top 10 positions for Renault.

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