F2 – Drugovich finishes quickest total in Barcelona on very best day of sorting out
UNI-Virtuosi’s Felipe Drugovich was the handiest driver to interrupt the 1m 28s barrier in the second Formula 2 test of the season at Barcelona, atmosphere the time in the morning to cap off an attractive three-day stint in Spain for the Brazilian.
The 20-year-aged accomplished 0.190s sooner than Spherical 1 winner Oscar Piastri with PREMA Racing, while ART Advantageous Prix’s Christian Lundgaard ran third.
The last morning in Barcelona wasn’t rather as luminous as the second day, with dim clouds hanging over the circuit, and even a build of rain towards the dwell of the principle session.
The self-discipline all headed out on the earliest more than a few and purchased a definitely feel for the tarmac, earlier than switching to their very best put of medium Pirellis round the hour designate.
There was a brief stoppage as HWA RACELAB’s Alessio Deledda spun on the principle turn and introduced out a crimson flag, but action soon resumed, with Drugovich taking care for a watch on. The Virtuosi racer broke the 1m 28s barrier for the principle time in Barcelona, lapping at 1: 27.945 as soon as he had made the swap to mediums.
Lundgaard and MP Motorsport’s Lirim Zendeli were the following to practice swimsuit, enterprise a qualifying simulation of their hold, but neither will even rather nail all three sectors. Lundgaard lost out in the principle and Zendeli in the third, hanging them P2 and P4.
PREMA despatched Piastri out on contemporary mediums and the Australian driver delivered the second quickest time of the morning to push Lundgaard down to P3, lapping neutral 0.190s off Drugovich. Hitech also despatched their Pink Bull junior pairing, Liam Lawson and Jüri Vips, accessible on the identical tyres, with the duo nestling into fourth and fifth.
Lundgaard’s ART teammate Théo Pourchaire impressed with the sixth quickest tour of the morning, handiest 5 tenths off the main saunter. Robert Shwartzman took seventh in the second PREMA, sooner than Hooked Viscaal and Zendeli, who had fallen to P9.
The second Virtuosi accomplished the end 10, with Guanyu Zhou working ninth, 0.810s off his teammate. There was a rather untimely dwell to the session, as Carlin Racing’s Jehan Daruvala came to a cease at Flip 11 in the very best minute.
The solar returned for the very best afternoon of the Barcelona test, neutral in time for a set of prolonged-runs, with HWA RACELAB duo Matteo Nannini and Deledda atmosphere the benchmark times, main the charts with 1: 30.346 and 1: 32.183.
There was a brief stoppage in the opening hour as Lawson tagged the wall at Flip 5. The Kiwi did organize to come by reduction accessible, but then came to a cease between Turns 8 and 9 with 15 minutes to hump. No topic the stoppages, the Hitech racer silent managed to place the ninth quickest time of the very best stint.
There was also a third Pink Flag of the afternoon for Verschoor, who stopped initially of Flip 7.
When action resumed, Trident pairing Viscaal and Marino Sato started to climb the leaderboard, firing into third and fourth, earlier than making improvements to to second and third, pushing Deledda down to P4.
Viscaal persevered to give a enhance to and leapfrogged Nannini in the very best hour, with a tour of 1: 30.280.
DAMS duo Marcus Armstrong and Roy Nissany slid into fifth and seventh, either facet of Zendeli. Shwartzman was in the support of them in eighth, with the Russian’s PREMA teammate, Piastri, two areas extra reduction in 10th.
Drugovich will aim to care for his produce over into the second round of the season at Monaco, which takes situation in only below a month, 20-22 May maybe maybe well well additionally neutral.
2021 FIA FORMULA 2 CHAMPIONSHIP – BARCELONA TEST, DAY 3, MORNING SESSION
|1||Felipe Drugovich||UNI-Virtuosi||1: 27.945||21|
|2||Oscar Piastri||PREMA Racing||1: 28.105||23|
|3||Christian Lundgaard||ART Advantageous Prix||1: 28.285||43|
|4||Liam Lawson||Hitech Advantageous Prix||1: 28.422||39|
|5||Jüri Vips||Hitech Advantageous Prix||1: 28.433||25|
|6||Théo Pourchaire||ART Advantageous Prix||1: 28.484||44|
|7||Robert Shwartzman||PREMA Racing||1: 28.491||31|
|8||Hooked Viscaal||Trident||1: 28.736||38|
|9||Lirim Zendeli||MP Motorsport||1: 28.737||35|
|10||Guanyu Zhou||UNI-Virtuosi||1: 28.755||24|
|11||Roy Nissany||DAMS||1: 28.906||33|
|12||Richard Verschoor||MP Motorsport||1: 28.972||35|
|13||Gianluca Petecof||Campos Racing||1: 28.973||29|
|14||Ralph Boschung||Campos Racing||1: 28.992||21|
|15||Dan Ticktum||Carlin||1: 28.993||36|
|16||Jehan Daruvala||Carlin||1: 29.032||35|
|17||Marino Sato||Trident||1: 29.182||51|
|18||Marcus Armstrong||DAMS||1: 29.678||31|
|19||David Beckmann||Charouz Racing Intention||1: 29.744||38|
|20||Guilherme Samaia||Charouz Racing Intention||1: 30.166||36|
|21||Alessio Deledda||HWA RACELAB||1: 32.096||37|
|22||Matteo Nannini||HWA RACELAB||– –||6|
2021 FIA FORMULA 2 CHAMPIONSHIP – BARCELONA TEST, DAY 3, AFTERNOON SESSION
|1||Hooked Viscaal||Trident||1: 30.280||30|
|2||Matteo Nannini||HWA RACELAB||1: 30.346||59|
|3||Marino Sato||Trident||1: 30.943||22|
|4||Alessio Deledda||HWA RACELAB||1: 32.183||55|
|5||Marcus Armstrong||DAMS||1: 33.199||44|
|6||Lirim Zendeli||MP Motorsport||1: 33.271||47|
|7||Roy Nissany||DAMS||1: 33.529||55|
|8||Robert Shwartzman||PREMA Racing||1: 33.572||50|
|9||Liam Lawson||Hitech Advantageous Prix||1: 33.782||24|
|10||Oscar Piastri||PREMA Racing||1: 33.816||57|
|11||Théo Pourchaire||ART Advantageous Prix||1: 34.308||49|
|12||Ralph Boschung||Campos Racing||1: 34.502||57|
|13||Gianluca Petecof||Campos Racing||1: 34.515||43|
|14||Richard Verschoor||MP Motorsport||1: 34.540||37|
|15||Jehan Daruvala||Carlin||1: 34.693||43|
|16||Felipe Drugovich||UNI-Virtuosi||1: 34.709||45|
|17||Jüri Vips||Hitech Advantageous Prix||1: 34.883||45|
|18||Dan Ticktum||Carlin||1: 35.075||44|
|19||Guanyu Zhou||UNI-Virtuosi||1: 35.088||54|
|20||Christian Lundgaard||ART Advantageous Prix||1: 35.106||50|
|21||Guilherme Samaia||Charouz Racing Intention||1: 35.120||44|
|22||David Beckmann||Charouz Racing Intention||1: 35.310||60|