Follow all the latest times, updates and video from second practice at the Hungarian GP as Red Bull and Mercedes vie for early supremacy
"All the time I try to turn in I'm losing the rear," Verstappen says.
Verstappen pits for a front ring adjustment.
Lewis Hamilton meanwhile gets a big snap of oversteer and goes wide at Turn 11.
Andreas Seidl confirms both Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo are now running the upgrades McLaren are running this weekend and he's satisfied with their Friday so far.
"So far we've had a decent Friday afternoon," he told Sky Sports F1.
"It's a complex upgrade (on the bargeboard) but we managed to get it to the car before the summer break. It was important this morning that we could test the upgrade and luckily everything worked as expected. We're now running both cars with the upgrade specification.
"Form is always relative on a Friday. I'd say we are where we expected to be on a Friday - we are simply focusing on our preparation for qualifying and the race on Sunday. I can only judge our own programme and everything went to plan so far."
Norris is running ninth while Ricciardo is 13th.
Both Aston Martins also in the top 10 here along with the Alpines, although the position of the McLarens and Ferraris, neither of which are in the top 10, are almost certainly not representative of what you'd expect come tomorrow.
Verstappen adrift of the Mercedes'
And certainly a little further away than you'd expect.
"He's got a lot of understeer," says Karun Chandhok.
Verstappen finishes 0.2s down on Bottas benchmark, although he was even further than that away before a strong final sector in the Red Bull.
"It's so understeery it's incredible," confirms Verstappen.
Qualifying simulations underway...
On start to go those red-marked tyres, the quickest compound available, and so the lap times start to tumble.
Valtteri Bottas again laps quicker than Lewis Hamilton on the Mercs' opening simulations, although there's just 0.027s in it between them.
Max Verstappen now on his out lap on the same compound.
Ocon is third but 0,7s behind, with Gasly fourth and 1s back, after their respective soft laps.
Ferrari are expecting to drop backwards here compared to where Charles Leclerc ended up at Silverstone - that is, on the brink of victory - but their weekend has nonetheless started promisingly here on Friday.
Leclerc and Sainz have early laps on the board in P2.
Fernando Alonso currently fastest from Alpine team-mate Esteban Ocon... make that was fastest - Valtteri Bottas now ahead with his first lap of the session.
Sergio Perez is out on a new set of soft tyres.
The Mexican is currently down in 14th.
Not a great first sector for Perez, four tenths off his team-mate which extends to eight tenths by the end of sector two.
He finishes with a 1:18.466 which puts him in eighth.
Lewis Hamilton starts his latest lap right on the tail of Charles Leclerc's Ferrari.
A test to see how the Mercedes follows around this track, perhaps.
Max Verstappen goes fastest on soft tyres
Just 0.061s quicker than Bottas, but a purple second sector puts him top.
1:17.555 is Verstappen's new benchmark.
Lewis Hamilton has closed up to one tenth of a second behind leader Valtteri Bottas now.
Ferrari's Carlos Sainz, meanwhile, now up in third behind the Mercedes.
Max Verstappen has been back on track on the hard tyres and improved his personal best, although the tyre performance difference to the soft means he's only in seventh right now.
Lando Norris gets a heap of understeer at the final corner as he goes for a second push lap on his soft tyres and goes off very wide.
Several drivers have now moved onto the soft tyres with Gasly, Alonso, Leclerc, Norris and Tsunoda occupying the positions behind the two Mercedes.
Verstappen, now in eighth, is continuing to go round on the hard tyres.
McLaren duo Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo currently sit seventh and 13th respectively in the time sheet.
Andreas Seidl thinks it could be a tough weekend for the team, but says the objective is still to be holding onto third place in the Constructors' Championship by the end of the race weekend.
"This track here is not really playing to our strengths," Seidl says.
"We were not that strong last year but we have improved the car quite a lot in recent weeks.
"Ferrari we expect to be very strong. The objective is clear, we want to leave this weekend still in P3 in the Constructors' Championship going into the summer break."
Esteban Ocon now lifts himself up to second with his latest lap, nearly four tenths off leader Max Verstappen.
Six different teams now in the top seven places, as Esteban Ocon moves into fourth for Alpine 0.761s off the pace.
Valtteri Bottas, whose best time has come on the hard tyres so far, is now out on the quickest softs in his Mercedes.
Yuki Tsunoda goes for a spin at Turn Nine
His AlphaTauri gets a snap as he takes the right hander and Tsunoda is sent spinning into the run off area.
But there's no damage aside from some maybe flat-spotted tyres and he's back on his way pretty quickly.
Fernando Alonso goes spinning
The first one of his fifth decade, in fact.
"The wind got behind the Alpine and spun him around," says Karun Chandhok as Alonso loses control at Turn Four.
"That's a high-speed spin and those tyres will have to go in the bin as they are badly flat-spotted."
Lewis Hamilton puts his first proper lap time on the board and its a tenth off Max Verstappen's early marker.
The Dutchman then quickly improves to a 1:19.366 to extend his advantage to over half a second.
Johnny Herbert on the Max vs Lewis rivalry...
"Lewis has always been very, very calm.
"Max is a bit more of a firecracker but it's great that he's a firecracker because that's what we want to see. But there is a calmness that comes with Max at the same time.
"Externally we see the firecracker, but in the car and the visor all down, you get that calmness coming through."
Karun Chandhok adds: "I want to see what happens the next time they go wheel to wheel.
"When they get to that braking zone at Turn One, who is going to yield?"
"The brake pedal is terribly soft," Valtteri Bottas says on his first lap out on the track.
Mercedes tell the Finn it should get better.
Lewis Hamilton completes his first practice start of the weekend from the end of the Hungaroring pit lane to take to the Budapest sunshine and onto a circuit that, as we have mentioned, is like a home from home for the record eight-time victor here.
Max Verstappen waits in the garage for now, with Red Bull usually sending their team leader out a little later than most into P1.
Plenty of cars on track already.
Will Hamilton rack up a century of wins this weekend?
A reminder as we get set for the track action to begin, Lewis Hamilton enters the weekend sat on 99 F1 wins after his triumph at Silverstone.
Will the Briton rack up win number 100 on Sunday? Stay with us across the weekend to find out.