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Long run analysis | Are Honda and Red Bull hiding a lot of pace?

The timesheets in the second practice session ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix produced an eye-opening result. For the first time in 2021, Red Bull Racing were significantly behind Mercedes in terms of one-lap pace. Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are also ahead in terms of long-run pace, but what are Honda and Red Bull hiding?  The difference between Mercedes and Red Bull is remarkable in Barcelona. The timesheets show that ninth-placed Verstappen is 0.615 seconds behind Championship rival Hamilton, with Sergio Perez one place further behind in FP2. Perhaps what is more remarkable, is the number of drivers separating Verstappen and Hamilton.  Both Ferrari drivers, both Alpine drivers...
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