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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.

MORNING

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.

AFTERNOON

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

  DRIVER TEAM LAPTIME LAPS
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

  DRIVER TEAM LAPTIME LAPS
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

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